James Blake gained mass amounts of blogosphere attention before his first LP was even released. The first single off of this self-titled album, “The Wilhelm Scream” is full of isolated drums and beats, but simple lyrics balance out the electronics. New York duo Awning, however, strips any notion of dubstep and brings the song back to their own singer-songwriter roots.
Opting for strings and more layered vocals, Awning demystifies the song. Some added noise and reverb pay homage to Blake’s dreamy tune, but still veer far enough away to give it a new appeal. The use of guitar and other strings makes this song seem like something you would hear at a dive bar at 1:30 in the morning, in the best way possible.
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