The band, Lewis Del Mar, reigning from New York’s Rockaway Beach, may only have 1,500 followers on Soundcloud, but chances are their distinct sound will contribute to their come up. The duo’s latest single “Wave(s),” will join two other tracks debuted earlier this summer.
“Loud(y),” the band’s first ever single, reached the top of Hype Machine’s charts a few months back, earning over 6,900 likes. All Things Go Music hit the nail on the head by comparing their music to that of the Neighbourhood. Like the famous “Sweater Weather” band, Lewis Del Mar only really sings their lyrics during the chorus. The verses, which rely heavily on rhyme and quick speaking, are more reflective of soft hip-hop than alternative pop.
“Wave(s)” is a moody piece that begins with acoustic, twangy fingerpicking and progresses with a repetitive tap of the cymbals and a steady drumbeat. At the beginning of each verse, the instrumentals stall, highlighting the rhythmic pattern of the lyrics:
“Freedom, ain’t it frightening, huh?”
Each of the three singles maintains this darker, beat-dependent style, signifying a strong sense of identity among the band members who are clearly ahead of the game. Listen to their new single here.