SINGLE REVIEW: Cub Sport – Sometimes 

2018 has been a big year for Cub Sport. I feel like the Brisbane four-piece haven’t stopped touring since their sophomore record ‘Bats’ was released last year with a massive run of sold out headline shows in Australia and overseas as well as recently joining Vance Joy on the road for his sold out arena tour. Somehow in-between this gruelling schedule they have managed to start working on their third studio album and have decided to end this year with a glittery new single. ‘Sometimes’ is a disco-influenced upbeat indie-pop track that hears them heading towards a whole new musical direction. Taking the influences they played with on their last record they’ve dived further into the synth-pop world to give you something a little momentous. This is the beginning of something really new and exciting for this band as they really embrace who they are and sound so confident with the delivery. The track reflects on lead singer Tim Nelson’s coming out experience and explores the vulnerability and energy it took to do it in such a open and public forum. “Sometimes I feel like my heart has been split open. You see everything I’m hoping, I’m a river running high”. It’s a bit overwhelming and that’s what Nelson addresses on this honest and confidential song. Opening with dreamy synths and a breathy vocal delivery they set the scene for this storyline of emotional exhaustion. But with the hopeful delivery comes this explosive burst of synths in the chorus that will have you dancing and throwing your hands in the air. While they may not be shifting their sound too heavily they are also embracing a whole new bold confidence which their last album gave them. 

 

 

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