A Song For Saturday: Warpaint – Undertow

On a sunny spring day, you either need bubblegum pop or something ethereal and dreamy.

This 2010 cut from Warpaint does the latter thing in spades, with a slowly burning build, woozy vocals and subdued guitars gradually moving into a more aggressive second half.

A good example of how a drummer can drive the feel and momentum of a track, solely through variations in cymbal play – the shift to sixteens on the hihats signals a change to a more frenetic mood without seeming tacky.

It’s also a good track for late nights.

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