The interwebs is littered with various “one a day” projects, but a writing song a day is an ambitious order. Simply called “Year of Song” Demos has taken on the tall task of pushing out a new song for each of the 366 days that make up 2016. While he’s only been 4 of 5 so far (at the time of writing), the quantity and the hurried nature in composing these tracks shouldn’t discount their quality.
The endeavor’s inaugural track “Just Don’t” is a jaunty groove with radiant synth chimes that will elicit movement in listeners. A song that would definitely be enjoyed best with a set of headphones, it’s the little things like the faint talk-box-like that make you want set the track to repeat.
The second track, “Well, Darn” is quiet and quaint, an anomaly for a Demos song. Swirling with heavy haze, the slow crawling track dabs back and forth with cosmic melancholy.
Day three brings the new wave speedster “Know Me” which features a walloping lead bass that slices through looming atmospherics. Between the hyper guitars and rim shots, the track has krautrock-feel to it that adds hypnotic qualities to it. The frazzled “Hey Daniel” is a whimsical one minute trip that has all the quirky fixins of the typical R. Stevie Moore composition.
While it’s a crazy task to come up with a new song every day, we’d certainly be glad if we get 3 songs per week. In addition to the Year of Song project, Demos is hard at work with Lewtrakimou on the upcoming Nice Legs record.