It’s no Harlem Shake but, these guys cannot stand still. This song from Danish trio, New Politics has so much energy, no wonder it’s got people spinning on their heads. Lead vocalist David Boyd is constantly in motion and that matters to the song because it speaks to his energy, confidence and his (the band’s) overall appeal. It sets the mood – and their sound and this song begs movement! I love it. High energy, infectious, garagey-rock-meets-pop complete with some vocal distortion to give us an appealing edge to it’s rhythmic beat. They are probably best known in their young career for their debut single “Yeah Yeah Yeah” which was featured in the 2010 video game Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit. Similarly, Harlem, coming in at 2 minutes and 44 seconds, I predict, as any addicted gamer would do, when you hear it, you will want to play it over and over. The subject matter and title makes sense since the band left Copenhagen to live in Brooklyn, NY and there gained the “Fuck it” motto, really not a bad one to have.
Bottom line; I believe international and cross over greatness is in their future. Thank you New Politics for making it look fun and easy.
From New Politics’ sophomore album “A Bad Girl In Harlem” due May 21st and as heard currently on Radio 92.9 check out “Harlem”