After giving us one of last year’s catchiest tracks (“I Don’t Need Your Love”), breakout Washington D.C.-based indie band Clones Of Clones are finally back with new single “Monster Heart” and we just had to let you guys know about it.
The track kicks off with a short glam-ish guitar hook and a moody beat which hammers on menacingly throughout as lead vocalist Ben Payes brings the swagger. It’s not quite certain where the song is taking us but you can’t help but enjoy the haunting build-up which keeps you curious even after it skilfully throws you for a loop with a couple of fake-outs where you think the chorus will pop up after the initial hook comes back as a transition but the song purposely continues for an extra few seconds before delivering the goods, just to be cheeky.
When the chorus does come in, it is just as explosive as it needs to be and the fact it’s essentially delivered to you bit by bit makes the song work as a constantly evolving piece of music rather than just another predictable pop tune. If “I Don’t Need Your Love” was the hugely memorable career-starting hit the band was looking for then “Monster Heart” is the next step: a slightly more experimental track with just as much cool and just as much attitude but an unexpected structure which requires a little more attention.
This makes the song even more rewarding than its predecessor in some ways and shows that Clones Of Clones are, indeed, capable of variety.
The band once again delivering a kickass rock track which leaves you wanting a whole LP full of many more goodies. Something I’m sure we’ll be getting some time soon.
To listen to what all the fuss is about, head over to Soundcloud and download “Monster Heart”, you won’t regret it.