Crazy Heart by Metrophobia: Review
After releasing their debut album “Silent Treatment” last year, the Swiss band Metrophobia keeps on rocking hard into 2022 with new music. This time they mark their return with the single “Crazy heart”, a well-produced example of alternative rock that has become their trademark.
The band masterfully combines elements of shoegaze, and echoic ambiance effects with reverb into a driving, upbeat rhythm. Right from the beginning of the song, they go full on with walls of drums, dynamic guitar riffs, and round basslines. The vocals are softer and pushed a little further back than usual. It creates an ordinary, everyday dialogue feel to it as if you are having a conversation with a friend while having dinner in the middle of some crowded restaurant, with his voice staring at your heart and tweaking it as he pleases. Whether intentional or not, this setting is a good match for the song’s less celebratory, more reflective lyrics. Throughout their music, the group muses on those “times when life takes you to situations you didn’t expect. It disarms you and you have no choice but to let yourself go”, as they explained. It’s not that things are hopeless, but they’re so far beyond your control that they feel destined. It’s a circumstance that I think most of us can relate to, which is why this song resonates so strongly with its audience.
If you’re looking for a song to swing around and make you feel good, you’ve come to the right place. “Crazy Heart” is just one click away from you on Spotify, Youtube, and SoundClound.
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Photo credits: Markus Gmür
Review by: Lily Thomas