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SAM B-K - JEKYLL & HYDE

WE REVIEW THE NEW SINGLE FROM SAM BK – JEKYLL & HYDE

If you’re into energetic pop-punk music, you have got to check out Sam B-K’s new banger ‘Jekyll & Hyde’. The track’s underlying strength lies in Sam’s vocal abilities, which are prominently featured throughout. Sam’s exceptional talents are further accentuated by the inclusion of catchy lyrics, which serve to distinguish his voice from others within the genre. 

In terms of the lyrics, Sam alludes to “The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde” with metaphors to illustrate his experiences when he drinks alcohol. He describes experiencing erratic behaviour and thoughts, similar to the split personality of the character in the book. Sam feels like he loses control over his actions and himself, with his alter ego taking over; this often leads to negative consequences, as he is not making his own decisions while under the influence. The recurring lyric “When my brain is not balanced, it’s like Jekyll & Hyde” is a tribute to this struggle and the difficulties he faces in managing his relationship with alcohol.

Regarding the instrumental, it features a punchy and eclectic sound that makes use of a variety of string instruments, with the acoustic guitar taking centre stage. The gentle strumming of the acoustic guitar in the verses perfectly complements the powerful electric guitar in the choruses & bridge. overall theme of the track and is accompanied by a range of harmonising and filler background vocals.

Although I do think that Jekyll & Hyde is extremely catchy, and has an excellent hook, I feel the weakest aspect of the track is the production techniques that have been chosen. While the distant shouting vocals in the chorus add an interesting dimension to the song, they don’t blend well with the rest of the track, making it feel less cohesive. Additionally, the overall mixing of the vocals lacks polish and refinement, which detracts from the overall quality of the song.

SAM B-K - JEKYLL & HYDE

I think that it could also benefit from some additional vocal variety. While the melody itself is strong, I feel like there is potential for more depth and complexity in the vocal arrangement. Specifically, I think that the addition of Sam harmonising with himself or counter melodies could help elevate the overall sound and make the song even more engaging for listeners. By incorporating these elements, the song could become more dynamic and memorable, leaving a lasting impression on its audience.

In essence, this song that Sam B-K has delivered has proven that you can have an unforgettable, highly energetic track whilst incorporating some quite heartfelt lyricism. It’s for sure a track that shows Sam’s songwriting capabilities and vocal calibre, one that jumps out of his discography for me.

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