WE REVIEW THE NEW SINGLE FROM DDE’S – IT’S NOT THE END OF THE WORLD
The DDE’s are a three-piece band from Manchester. And since their first release in 2018, they have been pushing their way into the industry. This new single shows the slower side to their triplet. This song joins their collection of slow, heartfelt music opposing their rockier side.
Starting things off with a slow intro and a sample of the 1994 track “End Of The World” by ‘Skeeter Davis’. The track jumps in with a standard acoustic guitar, and simplistic drum pattern. The vocals kick in with a lot of religious imagery throughout.
With references to “The rapture”, “Stigmata” and “The angels”, its definitely hard to miss. It helps build a story behind the lyrics with someone being comforted about the inevitable end of the world. The comparisons to Oasis are too obvious to mention with an acoustic guitar and a Mancunian singer in this style.
Having more going on with the electric guitar, which only comes in for pre-chorus and chorus, could really help improve this and push out of the repetitive feel that the track holds at the moment.
Also, there is a lovely little riff that is done before the guitar solo and outro which, if it was extended out, could have been there throughout to add a bit of textural depth to the track.
This track has a lot of potential but seems underdeveloped as an idea rather than a full track. Adding more depth to either individual instruments or the collection of instrumentation as a whole would be very beneficial. I’m a big fan of the lyricism and use of the sample at the start, but wish they developed more on this idea.