Top Tracks: Sail By Summer – Casual Drive

‘Casual Drive’, in spite of what its name suggests, feels far from casual. It’s brimming with purpose right from the first few notes. This latest single from Scandinavian duo Sail By Summer is not built for leisurely trips along winding country roads, rather for hammering down the highway. Though the track boast some superbly layered synths, and guitar tones that light up the track in staccato bursts like fireworks in the night sky, what really sells this track is the rhythm section. It’s in the driving post punk bass line and effervescent drum flourishes that the track finds the energy that wins me over. The relentless march onward without ever looking back on the road behind. Not that I blame them, as if there are more tracks like this on the road ahead then it’s sure to be worth the journey.

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