Dip your toes into the genre-bending world of Brisbane’s Strangely Enough as they navigate the complexities of self-identity in their funk-laden ballad Long Time Coming.
A slow jam that’s sure to get your body grooving, the laidback, synth-heavy sound bed of Long Time Coming draws comparisons to acts like Radiohead and Muse, while front-man Greg Olley’s ability to go from soft to soaring vocal peaks evokes Birds Of Tokyo vibes. It’s a fitting tone for an introspective piece that lyrically explores the notion of identity.
“Long Time Coming is about how we define ourselves with a series of snapshots of our lives,” said front-man Greg Olley. “A graduation, a wedding, a holiday; this is sometimes how we construct an idea of who we are or used to be. Sometimes though these snapshots hide that we are constantly on the move, passing on to something else and yet still the same person.”
The third single to be released by the band, Long Time Coming is a glimpse into Strangely Enough’s upcoming debut EP, which is slated for release this year.
Ponder your own self-idenity and be inspired to expand your self-perception tuning into Strangely Enough’s Long Time Coming.
Standing in solidarity with their beloved local music community, Strangely Enough are paying it forward with compliments to Faux Bandit, Milton Man Gogh and Requin. See what kind words they have for these great artists below, and stream all their music in our >>> A Song A Day For Solidarity Spotify Playlist <<<
SOLIDARITY THROUGH SONG: ‘LOCAL ARTISTS WE'RE LOVING’ BY STRANGELY ENOUGH
Faux Bandit | Song: The Pros and Cons of Object Permanence
The name says it all, in fact these Faux Bandit have a lot to say… well mostly shout but if you’ve got a good thing going why not turn up the volume?
Milton Man Gogh | Song: How To Be Big & Small (At The Same Time)
What is it with Brissy bands and good (if a little long) song titles? I imagine Milton Man Gogh make the sort of music that Van Gogh would have enjoyed in his less sane moments.
Requin | Song: Rules That Won’t Be Broken
You’ve got to respect a pop song that can change in and out of whacky time signatures and still take you along for the ride. The lovely people of Requin have been releasing great tunes consistently, Big Ups!
‘A SONG A DAY FOR SOLIDARITY’ PLAYLIST
A Song A Day For Solidarity is a series launched in response to the havoc COVID-19 is wreaking on our beloved music community. Every day until local venues re-open and gigs start flowing, we’ll be sharing a song by a local act to promote their work. These artists then ‘pay it forward’ giving shout outs to three other Queensland musicians they’re loving!