Appleton, WI based pop rock band Dusk have recently put out a jaunty new single about one sided relationships “Too Sweet” (which can be listened to below via SoundCloud) which is out now via Forward Records.
“Too Sweet” in some ways sounds like a tribute to old soul and R&B legends of the 60’s and 70’s, though the steel guitar solos kick things up a notch or two in terms of prowess and originality. In some ways it gives it a mild country vibe. It’s a cheerful sounding song, but of course like many such songs in the genre it talks about how love can be one sided and in certain relationships a partner will need to realize what they have before it is too late to change anything. Pitchfork goes into further detail, saying:
The band, co-headed by Tenement‘s Amos Pitsch, audibly kneel at the altar of New Orleans soul icons Allen Toussaint and Irma Thomas. They veer towards a twee, cheerful sound, but solos on Blair’s Wurlitzer and Pitsch’s pedal steel prove that Dusk have serious chops. And they don’t just shrug through their message. When Blair sings the line, “There’s a whip that cracks down on the backs of men,” she’s suddenly aggressive. There aren’t enough songs where self-preservation is advocated over devotion.
That being said, if you’re looking for something with mixed genres and a relatable message “Too Sweet” should be up your alley.