In the car, on the bus, or while sitting in really anything that moves faster than two legs. Let CYHSY take you away.
The first thing that hits you is the bass line. It’s a constant companion throughout Clap Your Hands Say Yeah’s new single, ‘Better Off’. There’s also some snappy drums, and enough reverb effects to soothe the savage beast within us all. ‘Better Off’ immediately creates an atmosphere. It’s a good driving song. It’s optimistic with lots of momentum and vocals that cross somewhere between Thom Yorke and alt-J. The instrumentals have a taste of U2, but don’t let that scare you. There’s also a dose of drug-era Beatles/sixties background harmonies that add to the soothing side of this single. If you’re trying to avoid bands that just revive old rock sounds, don’t worry, there’s a distinctly fresh feel to “Better Off.” In the car, on the bus, or while sitting in really anything that moves faster than two legs. Let CYHSY take you away. Their new album, ‘The Tourist’, is out February 24th.