Crystal Tides / Thunder / Single Review

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Despite its fresh feel, Thunder is a song for the nostalgic: if you were a teenager in the early 2000s, this tune will bring you back in time.

How do you feel when someone steals your “thunder”? How do you feel when someone takes credit for your work or starts telling someone that joke they have just heard from you?

 
Thunder, the new song by English indie rock band Crystal Tides, deals with people wanting to appear cool to stand out or fit in, even when that means stealing the scene to someone else (who deserves it better). It is a hell of a theme for these times!
 
Social media made every one of us a bit of a “thunder stealer”, and the music industry, in particular, is full of people who pretend to be someone they are not, just to have some spotlight.
 
It might be for these reasons, or for its uptempo indie-rock feel, but Thunder is such an enjoyable summer track.
 
The production of the song is very clever. It all starts with a simple voice and electric guitar introduction to slowly gain momentum and evolve into a classic indie-rock anthem, filled with hammering drums, distorted guitars, memorable riffs, and a killer solo. The tune features a circle structure, with the calmer closing resembling the laid-back opening, leaving the listener hungry for more.
 
Despite its fresh feel, Thunder is a song for the nostalgic: if you were a teenager in the early 2000s, this tune will bring you back in time.
 
Crystal Tides is formed by Billy Gregory (singer and guitarist), Harry Knowles (lead guitarist), George Regan (bassist), and Sam Pennington (drummer). They have released a bunch of very successful singles, building quite an audience both online and offline, playing multiple sold-out shows in the Southern regions of England.
 
We can’t wait to hear more from this energetic indie-rock band: they will surely surprise us.
 
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