TRAPERS - ‘Take It Slow’ - ArtistRack Pop Music Review
TRAPERS is a music project hailing from Melbourne, Australia. Their sound is a powerful blend of pop and indie music, combining catchy melodies with energetic arrangements and unique tones.
Recently, they brought a new project to life, a single named “Take It Slow.” On this release, TRAPERS showcase their ability to come up with impactful hooks and memorable song arrangements. The music immediately makes me think of artists like Son Lux, Glass Animals, or Active Child. The melodies are catchy and understated, yet there is a nice darker mood, which really brings something unique to this particular release. The stunning piano melodies in the intro are perfect to channel the artist’s varied approach, and when the vocals hit, this is where it truly gets interesting. “Take It Slow” has a really bittersweet vocal style, channeling melody and emotion in equal doses. There is a veiled sense of melancholy to this release.
However, this is still a pop-driven track that doesn’t get overly gloomy or depressive. It is really a nice alt-pop gem, with a personal tone and a very forward-thinking style.
TRAPERS - ‘Let Us Be’ - ArtistRack Pop Music Review
TRAPERS is a Melbourne-based music project with a special approach to pop music. This Australian act recently revealed a new released titled “Let Us Be.” The warm and inviting colors that are depicted on the album cover really match the tone and spirit of the music, which is an uplifting, catchy and melodic blend of pop songwriting.
The song begins with a beautiful isolated R&B vocal hook, with a really amazing feel – it almost makes me think of amazing old-time singers like Harry Belafonte, but with a more modern and more unique feel, which also brings to mind performers like The Weeknd, John Mayer, and many others. After the superbly executed vocal introduction, the sound launches into a melodic frenzy, with beautiful swirling synths and understated beat patterns that really highlight the vocals in a gentle and natural way. The combination of soaring melodies, simple, yet effective rhythms and heartfelt vocals is an absolute winner on this particular release.
This is the kind of song that will immediately give your day a very positive outlook, bringing a huge smile on your face as you listen and bob your head along!