Metrik’s second album, Life / Thrills, has just been released and it’s everything we expected and more from the producer. With dance floor tunes, liquid tracks and half-time beats this album is varied but yet concise, with a very consistent high quality. I will talk about my favourite three tracks: ‘Chasing Sunrise’, ‘Northern Lights’ and ‘Western Jam’.
Chasing Sunrise (feat Elisabeth Troy) is a melodic liquid tune with a rolling breakbeat and searing synths accompanied by the mellow tones of the vocal. It has already been aired on Radio 1, and is the perfect end of summer anthem.
Northern Lights is classic Metrik, with harmonic synth lines, a catchy hook and bouncy beats alongside the sub-bass and vocals, this track has everything we wanted from Metrik’s return.
Finally, Western Jam is one for the clubs: a western themed rinse-out (watch the drop) with a hammering bassline and sizzling synths, all tied together with western sound effects throughout, it is definitely one that will be remembered.
Overall I rate this release 5/5, a must listen.