Right after the break of the new year, Elohyek released its new album, Evergreen Motel, featuring 13 songs. Amongst that, we have “What’s the use” as the second track. As the second track, “What’s the use,” has quite some responsibility to get the listeners hooked and maintain the continuity.
What’s the Use mixes a slow-paced guitar and a drum line defying conventions with a hard electronic beat, adjoining folk and electro-pop smoothly with a cultlike tone. The track comes off as more authentic and tribal, which is often not explored enough in the field of alternative pop. Taking on the ensemble of dark instrumentals, the vocals run on with a consistent timbre and a high pitch. His prowess in his vocals lies in his utilization of his chest register.
Till the second chorus, you hear more of the heavy bass breathing into the depth of the song, and the drum line is as outlandish as before. Upon the new front created by the distorted guitars, the drumline and all other instrumentals fall into place. It all seems natural. Thereafter, the song breaks into a quiet guitar solo, adding more space to the song and allowing the voice to achieve more in the bridge than it did before.
“What’s The Use” establishes itself as an exemplary tribute to the Alternative Rock genre, celebrating the depth and the levels to which it can move with the distortion and the anomalies in a way that conventional music can’t.
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Review By: Naomi Joan