Monday, March 16, 2015

Listen: Daughn Gibson - "Shatter You Through"

With the keyboard intro for new song "Shatter You Through", it's almost impossible to rectify the current Daughn Gibson with that of his sample-heavy debut All Hell. There's a logical progression of course especially when you factor in Daughn Gibson's shift to a band on sophomore record Me Moan but the new song from what is hopefully an upcoming record is a perfect example of an ability to blend different sounds and capitalize on potential in a way you don't quite expect. Daughn Gibson's trademark croon is there to the point you can practically hear the Presley-esque hip gyration but there's a hell of a lot going on in the new track in a satisfying way.

All Hell and Me Moan explored different sides of Daughn Gibson's aesthetic and "Shatter You Through" finds a way to marry them together in a way that's new and exciting and while staying true to their shared history. There's an obscuring of influence present and you're not entirely sure what's purely live sound and what's an artfully deployed sample (looking at your string flourishes) that makes you absolute want to experience the track live. It's a hell of a way to make your return and Daughn Gibson doesn't disappoint - making you crave not just the new tunes but the live energy to go with it and here's hoping he'll soon deliver. Until then, "Shatter You Through", grooving guitar riffs and all will be here and for that we should all be grateful.

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