TRACK PREMIERE: GOOD TALK “FEVER”
It’s not exactly the title you’d want for a song coming out right now, but L.A.’s Good Talk made this “Fever” well before the romance in that metaphor was shredded by reality, and even in quarantine times they’re still going to put it out. (“I swear we wrote it many months ago,” says synth player Ryan Koch. “Weird timing.”)
Well … weird times, too. But Good Talk’s ‘Fever’ is a slow burner, not scorcher—a moody AOR disco track with lots of negative space that makes its statement through understatement. That’s why that even in a world with more empty streets than packed dance floors, “Fever” and its cool neon heat still fits in just fine. Wait for that less-is-more guitar break (although “guitar interlude” might better fit this sort of precise musical aside) and discover a song that floats when you expect it to catch fire. “Fever” is from Good Talk’s coming EP, but you can revisit their previous disco-ography on Spotify here!