A single release from Clone gives off a vibrant and edgy post-punk tonality that comes along with an artful rock touch and this vintage undertone that really seals that aesthetic and lets the song it all the sweet spots that you could possibly want from the genre.
"Dividing Line" has a very particular way of digging down into your brain and sticking around for hours after the song has ended and I think that has a lot to do with not just the music but the lyrical content itself.
The lyrics of this track have a visual sense to them in the way things are sort of described and they come through almost like punk rock lyrics.
One of the things I really love about the actual performance of this song is that it feels like it was almost recorded live on the floor because it seems like the players are feeding off of each other the entire time which gives it that alive and breathing sort of sensation.
I love that factor because it gives things more color and more edginess in a certain way although the track itself does have that classic tone, so the dark edges are always sort of there.
The guitar tones themselves on this track are damn near perfect especially for something that's coming across as a politically driven post punk banger and that's really important because again, that whole aesthetic needs to be wrapped up properly for this song to come through the way it was meant to.
So, there was obviously a lot of attention to detail when it comes to the creation of this track, but it never loses that fire or that heart that it was built from in the first place.
The track has a message and purpose and I think that's why it was created to be able to shout things out and have people hear them and sometimes the only way you can do that if you're an artist, is through your art.
So, this is a great example of a youth and songwriters that are creating music that have fewer boundaries than more recent music has because they're basing it off of music that influenced them growing up.
And the music that influenced them growing up didn't have the kind of boundaries that music does these days.
This single showcases a lot of character for the band and gives you an example of their presence as artists and makes you want to see them live in your face.
This is just simply because the energy on the recording is so good that to see them live must be crazy and that's something that I'd want to see.
These guys definitely have a theme and a goal in mind when they create their music and I feel like all of that is completely nailed when the song finally comes to fruition.
There's a real love for the craft oozing out of every note played and you can hear that they're playing hard because of that emotional drive that the song actually comes from.
Whether it's political or not, it's the emotional side of things that makes you want to push this out like that.
That's what makes you want to push the envelope and create the art.
The emotion is what drives the motivation in one direction or another and for Clone, this is an awesome direction, and we definitely can't wait to see what they release next and what kind of fire they bring along with it.
The full LP is set to be released by Little Cloud Records in 2024
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