Louisiana based psychedelic pop rock quintet Giver has just released an almost jungle rhythmic yet cosmic new single “Record High, Record Low” (which can be listened to below via YouTube) from their upcoming second album “New Kingdom” which will be out on November 13th via Glassnote Records.
“Record High, Record Low” is strange because it gives off a strong psychedelic vibe with all of the echoes and ethereal vocals, but at the same time its jungle drum rhythms make it feel as though it is something a little more worldly and semi-mainstream. The vocal harmonies make the track ever more intriguing and pleasant as they add yet another puzzling layer to the final product. Stereogum goes into further detail by describing the kind of message the song portays saying:
In case the name didn’t indicate, the song’s ethos has a lot in common with Dickens and his infamous “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” but probably with more synth pop than Charles favored.
“Record High, Record Low” is an interesting track to say the least. It is one that requires more than one listen to fully enjoy and digest the many layers it possesses.