Cry Baby

Official Cage The Elephant

Official Cage The Elephant

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Known for their songs such as “Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked”, “Cigarette Daydreams” and “Come A Little Closer”, Cage The Elephant attempts a new airy sound paired with heavy instrumental that weighs one down in “Cry Baby”, off of their recently released album “Tell Me I’m Pretty.” The track showcases a catchy guitar riff, the sound resembling a Beatles album with resonating bass lines and a “bop” rhythm style. However the newly mellowed out voice of lead singer Matt Shultz compared to past albums makes the track lose that raw garage band feel and transformed into a track that blends into the background. Their reinvention of their sound as a whole does work, but for a more upcoming band to the indie/rock scene, not a band that’s been around for almost ten years now. Exploration in their genre is obviously not going to pull them down in anyway, due to the rapid popularity of alternative rock over the last few years, but Shultz’s sudden shift in vocal tone is quite the shocker to those who’ve listened to the band for a while. Overall the song deserves a 3.5 out of 5, though I do admire their rapid change that was completely unexpected and enjoy the uplifting sound, their old tone still remains a token for the band and will be missed.

Official Cage The Elephant site

Official Cage The Elephant site

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