SHYCHLO – FROM A DREAM TO THE YOUNG SUPREME
Released 9th April 2012
Words: John Newspeaker for Noise Addiction
Blimey! What to make of this? Well a great title to start with and a cool intro, but the opening vocal sounds somewhat bland. Urban funk name-checks plotted through the storyline still doesn’t save it. It has some really catchy bits and a cool back half to the song, but to be honest the lyrics made me think it’s a piss take, which I think it is to a certain extent. No disrespect to the band but I watched the video to try and get a feel for the track, and it really is cheesy middle class high school stuff. If it’s meant this way then I’ve missed a trick and ShyChlo are way ahead of the game, but although they have some decent supports under their belt I can’t take them seriously. They’re going for a Chase and Status/Linkin Park Pop Rap Rock thing which is great but it doesn’t wash when our heroine of the piece sings.
Go check the video and make your own minds up as the effort they’ve put in deserves better than my half page review – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZspKjKjzDA
I do actually like the song so my apologies to the band but the fact that it’s not for me could be a plus to them, because I would recognise them again if I heard them. Which in this world of music market saturation can only be a good thing.