Saturday, 13 February 2016

Single: Stevie Cliff - Burn Baby Burn

Stevie Cliff - Burn Baby Burn

Info: Alternative pop musician Stevie Cliff has released a new video for his single 'Burn Baby Burn' which will be on the Dubliner's debut E.P., due for release later this year. No stranger to the Irish Music circuit Stevie has spent the last few years honing his craft as a singer songwriter opening for acts such as Mick Flannery, Paddy Casey & Declan O'Rourke. In the midst of this musical apprenticeship was a year spent living in New York. The change in urban environment caused a shift in the focus of his sound. Slowly acoustic instruments were traded in for drum machines and synthesisers.  This allowed influences such as LCD Soundsystem & Chromeo come to the fore to be mashed with his love of intelligent lyrics.  

The end result is the debut single "Burn Baby Burn". The track combines slick 80’s synths with staccato guitars and solid pop hooks to devastating effect. Lyrically the song explores the postmodern state of romance that today’s millennials must navigate on a daily basis.

The video, which was directed by Darren Lee of Belfast based Maverick Productions, fits the care-free mood of the single nicely. There's a strong streak of funky pop running through the single, and it does throwback to popular 80's hits such as Peter Gabriel's 'Sledgehammer' or Paul Simon's 'Call Me Al' if both had their tempo increased and a good dollop of synths and beats thrown in. Cliff also has a distinct voice which should become instantly recognisable, and the echoed vocal effects add a nice layer to the track. 'Burn Baby Burn' is a very good pop offering that sits on the opposite end of the spectrum to the sometimes tired offerings we've become used to, kudos to Stevie and I'm definitely looking forward to the E.P. based on this single.

Stevie Cliff’s debut single "Burn Baby Burn" is now available on iTunes and Spotify since February 8th. The track was produced and mixed by Ciaran O’Shea (Frank & the Walters, Toy Soldier) and mastered by Fergal Davis.

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