RELEASE DATE: 3rd September 2021
Words: Dan Smith
On a complete fluke I came across the debut single by Southampton four-piece Serenades whilst on hold this morning. To be fair, the gorgeous album art did bring me in and I thought “okay lets give this track a listen and see what they’re all about”.
And what a great decision that was. Kicking off with Libertines like guitar licks and drums, I was instantly impressed. Ultimately, this is a classic boy searching for girl love song we’ve become accustomed to in the indie genre, but there is something that is setting this apart for me.
Be that the upbeat, energetic nature of the single, or the fantastic vocals, I can’t pinpoint it. But I’ll be the first to say, I am completely hooked. For a debut single as well, superb!
I can see this being an absolute crowd pleaser, and is better than a lot of the music I heard over the weekend at R&L festivals. For fans of The Libertines, Courteeners, Circa Waves.