Words by Peta.
The BoomChild collective have been hard at work in the studio since their debut release, ‘Every Little Thing’ slapped down onto our laps. Their latest release, ‘Cold Shoulder’ is the feel-good lounge-room-club-banger we’ve been waiting for that might just make being confined to our houses a God-send - no one wants to see your happy dance, Joseph.
The Sydney 6 piece have brought together a troupe of A-grade talent to produce the release. The Sumatra component of the band, Riley, Ben , James and Finbar have arranged a banging dance groove with polished phrases and clean breaks all enhanced by the individualities of the track’s vocal features.
Lead vocalist, Rico playfully and technically builds up the track to its dirty dance potential while backup vocals enhance the sex appeal ten fold. Who in fact happen to be some of the hottest upcoming RnB songbirds, Maina Doe, RISSA and Ms. Thandi - all of whom have been releasing cracker tunes in the last few months.
Charbel takes no back seat in his verse of the song, I think he may even be responsible for the killer cow bell accenting all that funk!
Standing out above all the incredulous rhythms, melodies and harmonies is, of course -that slapping bass. Hooking the listener in from the very beginning, she hoists and propels the song into sexy land with a simply flick of the wrist and smack of the string.
Rounding it all up nice and tight are the horns, ouft those horns.
‘Cold Shoulder’ is an epic peek into what the BoomChild collective have been working on in their creative hub and sharehouse, ‘the BoomHouse.’ From frequent jam sessions, impromptu collabs with special guests, and live streamed performances, The BoomHouse has produced yet another banger through the binding power of rhythmic community jams.
Moving from bedroom jams to multiple sold out shows over the past 6 months, performing at Aus Music Week and scoring support slots for some of Australia’s biggest acts including Hermitude; BoomChild are gaining airplay traction on Triple J and being spun by notorious rapper Briggs, on his broadcast, ‘The New Australia.’
Hot and spicy things are coming for the eclectic RnB outfit, and we’re here for it. To those playing at home (all of you) - enjoy your Covid Crunk to this bad boy.