SINGLE REVIEW: Cub Sport – O Lord
Brisbane indie-pop favourites Cub Sport had a massive 2016 that saw them touring non stop, covering Kanye West’s Ultralight Beam” on Like A Version and charting at number 24 on the highly coveted Triple J Hottest 100. INCREDIBLE. But so far they’ve had a very quiet 2017 and this is because they’ve been working on their sophomore studio album which is slated for release later this year. The band have just dropped their new single and it’s an emotional affair. “O Lord” looks at lead singer Tim Nelson and keyboardist Sam Netterfield coming out as gay and the relief that followed with the happiest they’ve ever felt. But then suddenly they realised they have so much lose and the song takes an emotional turn. The production is quite gospel-esq and channels old school Savage Garden which brings a cool nostalgic and reflective vibe to the track. Nelson’s vocals are dreamy and the emotion is emphasised with the vocal reverb. It’s raw and the harmonies at the beginning is EXACTLY what this track needed. Sound wise it’s not a drastic difference to their previous material but it shows a growth in songwriting and is the perfect welcome back song they could’ve released. If you haven’t got all over this band yet then you probably should.
You can catch Cub Sport playing the Beer InCider Experience on September 23 alongside Ball Park Music and Darren Middleton in Brisbane at the Brisbane Showgrounds. Tickets are available from https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/beer-incider-experience-2017-tickets-32225234544?aff=erelexpmlt
Tour dates in support of their forthcoming album are expected to be announced shortly