Track Review: Childhood // Blue Velvet

Childhood they have their minds set on greater things with the release of their new single ‘Blue Velvet’. Combining a driving guitar riff that powers throughout the song with their typical light-hearted dreamy feel, ‘Blue Velvet’ builds on the strengths of previous tracks ‘Solemn Skies’ and ‘Falls Away’ to create a perfectly up-beat song reminiscent of drinks on a sunny-summer’s day.

Ben Romans-Hopcraft asserts us that ‘on the train I roll back but my mind’s on the distant sun’, but even without this lyric you can’t help but be transported by Childhood’s embrace of youth and lust. Supported by a driving yet subtle drum beat, Childhood prove why they deserve your attention in a thriving psych-filled genre.

Words by Juliette Rowsell

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