TRACK | The Stevens – Chancer

5/5 golden merles

“Give me a chance to be a stranger / give me a chance to be forgotten”

The drums land in the mix somewhere at the base of the skull, in the limbic system or lizard brain. I’m not sure I heard them the first 10 times I listened to the song, but you feel them.

And anyway with Chancer the guitar hooks are the centerpiece, adorned in fuzz and jangle.

There are at least three vocal tracks spread across the headphone range in various states of singsong and staggered slightly in delay and octave. They all unite in a fine megazord in the mix, sword accessorized.