WE REVIEW THE NEW SINGLE FROM AMSTERDAM BAND LEMON – YOU KEEP ME ON TRACK
Amsterdam has birthed an exciting new contender, and they go by the name of LEMON. Word on the street is they have a debut single, “You Keep Me On Track,” this Dutch collective has effortlessly blended the spirit of Madchester with a contemporary edge, delivering a track that not only pays homage to the past but also propels the genre into the future.
At the heart of “You Keep Me On Track” lies a pulsating Madchester-ish groove that immediately transports you back to the hazy days of the ’90s Manchester music scene. The infectious rhythm section drives the track forward. LEMON isn’t merely mimicking a bygone sound; they have injecting a fresh vitality that breathes new life into the genre.
What sets this track apart is the inclusion of guest vocalist Cath Coffey, a stalwart of the music industry and a key member of the legendary Stereo MC’s. Coffey’s voice weaves seamlessly into the fabric of the song, adding a layer of authenticity that elevates “You Keep Me On Track” to new heights. Her presence is felt in every note, her vocals a testament to the track’s Madchester roots while infusing it with a contemporary allure.
Each instrument is layered, creating a rich sonic tapestry that captures the essence of the Madchester movement. The synthesis of electronic elements with classic rock instrumentation showcases LEMON’s versatility as musicians, highlighting their ability to seamlessly blend genres.
It’s worth noting that “You Keep Me On Track” marks the inaugural release from indie label The Animal Farm, based in the heart of London. This collaboration signifies not only the band’s potential but also the confidence that industry insiders have in their talent.
In an era where nostalgia often overshadows innovation, LEMON manages to strike a balance between homage and evolution. As the Madchester groove pulses through “You Keep Me On Track,” it’s evident that LEMON is not just keeping up with the past; they’re shaping the future of indie music.