Thursday, February 18, 2016

On Feb. 5, the alternative singer/songwriter and downtempo
deep house producer, Curly Tonic, will be releasing his latest
studio endeavor, “I Do Remember”. The melancholy lyricism
and atmospheric soundscapes craft new sonic territory for the
Swiss DJ. Collaborating with the talented singer songwriter Bob
Spring, Curly Tonic’s new track brings a fresh take on his style
to the independent scene, a take that’s particularly foreign and
exciting to American audiences. Curly set out to borrow inspiration
from two different worlds: on one side there’s the punch
and feel of electronica, while on the other side you’ll find the
intimacy and honesty of indie-pop and folk: Think James Blake
jamming with Bedouin!

Last May, Curly Tonic achieved notable internet fame through
his remix of Lera Lynn’s “The Only Thing Worth Fighting For”,
a track popularized by the HBO show “True Detective”. Tonic
paired a sharply edited and produced music video with his six
minute creation, and thus, clocked in over one million views
and continual lauding for his creative style. One could argue
that Curly Tonic’s remix of the show’s second season opening
track fared better than the show itself!

Bob Spring, the featured artist on “I Do Remember”, released
his previous studio effort in March of 2015, entitled “Bob
Spring & The Calling Sirens” The record has been described as
“summer with some dark rain clouds in the sky”, manifesting
itself into a somber, melodic listening experience. The Swiss-
Italo-American is currently on his album kick off tour in his
home country, but will soon be embarking for the homeland
of his heart, the United States

“I Do Remember” has the signature studio quality that both
Curly Tonic and Bob Spring are known for. Elegantly and minimally
produced by Tonic, the track explores themes of love and
passion in intriguing new ways, marked poignantly by Spring’s
soft, but infectiously lovely crooning delivery. The music unfolds
 starting from a sparse, yet present and captivating electronic
drum beat with a down-tempo flavor to it. The kick is
punchy, yet deep, while the snare sound is drenched in reverb
and feels very resonant and long, adding lots of room and texture
to the arrangement.

Minimalism is definitely the key to the song’s arrangement,
as the sparse beats are accompanied by a simple, yet effective
melody that locks the rhythm into place. The vocals are the star
under the spotlight: The soft-spoken, yet rich and warm vocal
performances go hand in hand with the song’s earnest lyricism
and emotional outreach. This is a track that explores deep personal
themes, while remaining accessible and easy to relate to
for a dark audience. The track’s radio edit, featured in the 4:40
long music video, can be viewed right now on YouTube. The
official videoclip to the song showcases dark and melancholic
atmospheres that are suitable with the ambience delivered by
the music itself: it’s all about landscape shots, people shot from
angles that seldom reveal their full bodied figures, except when
the “plot” of the video requires some more details. This song
tells a story, and the video truly helps listeners to visualize it and
connect their own experience of the music with the meaning of
the lyrics.

The full track, however, is six minutes in length and that is the
version that will be available on all major distribution platforms
come Feb. 5. (Fans can expect the single on distribution platforms
such as iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and an array of other

To keep up to date with both Curly Tonic and Bob Spring,
one can follow their social networking presences below,
Curly Tonic Facebook Fanpage:
Curly Tonic Soundcloud:
and check out the “I Do Remember”
music video below.


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