- Bryon Harris
Greye - 'I Don't Mind'
Review by Patrick Joseph & Staff
“I Don’t Mind” shoots out of the gate with tons of edge and swagger. Distorted guitars and pinch harmonics soar over rocking bass and drums. Verses are driving yet contained, featuring expressive, rhythmic vocals. This evolves into a knockout chorus.
The band opens up and vocals increase in intensity, bringing the music to a boil. The music seems to swirl around like a tornado during dynamic peaks. All parts sit together extremely nicely in this song. Subtle textures of piano and backup vocals add depth to the sound.
Lyrically, “I Don’t Mind” is incisive and direct. “I don’t mind that stranger times call for the extreme, Why deny that they can hear you better if you scream.” The energy used to deliver these lyrics give them an assertive feeling. The tag-line “communication desperado” says it all, brilliantly stating the importance of understanding in human relationships. “Oh, never mind I’m losing time, it’s slipping through my hands, I don’t need a way with words, just ways to understand.” Relatable and insightful, these lyrics give listeners yet another reason to invest in this song.
Instrumental performances on “I don’t Mind” are energetic and raw, injecting the music with an authenticity that wins over listeners. A shattering vocal performance offers an intensity that evolves throughout the song. Classic arrangement techniques are utilized to give this song a heavy feeling. It carries a fresh sound while standing on the shoulders of giants. Rock music at its best, make sure that you’re somewhere that you can crank the volume when you listen to “I Don’t Mind.”
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