NEW SINGLE RELEASED – 23rd July 2021
A kaleidoscopic song! – you are about to be converted!
The latest offering from NDX (Near Death Experience) transports us back in time to the halcyon days of the 70’s and drops us right at the front of the stage to see the latest futuristic glam-rock quartet on the scene. It’s a psychotropic song that takes you on one hell of a 3 minute ride!
A slow electronic intro. deceives temporarily – but it doesn’t take long for the song to build and gather serious pace – the rhythm becomes more and more insistent and the vocals become more vehement. The song rapidly reaches a chaotic and bombastic climax and the ride is over all too soon. NDX are intent on converting their crowd, NDX are bellowing from the pulpit and looking for new disciples!
This is a pulsing, coruscating track that leaves behind indelible traces after you have listened to it – it’s musical signatures permeate the ears and etch into the brain – it’s a trip you will never forget! Vocally and lyrically, it lands somewhere right between Will Butler and Buster Poindexter – it’s quirky, it’s eccentric, it’s brash and it’s very catchy. Safe to say, NDX’s latest experiment was a success – this song will stick long in the memory.
Ian Whiteling preaches like an evangelical clergyman, drawing you in with a velvet growl that builds to a climax in the chorus where he demands: “I’m a believer, believe in me!”
Be sure to play this song loud! – and don’t miss out on the promo video too – it’s very cool.
In the bands own words ……..
I (NDX singer Ian Whiteling) wrote Religion back in June 2020 during the UK’s first lockdown, originally on acoustic guitar to a bossa nova beat – in fact you can see me playing a solo version on one of our Instagram posts. During the UK’s second lockdown in January 2021 we were looking to record one of our songs purely electronically as we couldn’t get together as a band, then maybe adding live elements later if and when the lockdown lifted. We chose Religion because of its simplicity and the fact that it had already worked with a synthetic beat.
So our guitarist and sound guru Bill Marten set to work creating the rhythm track, speeding it up to give it a more modern groove. Bill kept the our psychedelic 70s stamp on the tune with brass stabs and builds, and a soaring guitar line for the chorus.
Then when lockdown finally lightened and we could at least get together individually, I recorded a vocal, while our bass play Amar Grover added his bass to the existing Georgio Moroder-style synth bass that was on Bill’s original. Et voila, R3L1G10N was born.
See also one of our previous reviews of NDX’s material – their single ‘Everything’
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