Combining staples of rock and pop with artful composure, Washington DC’s Young Rapids have a whirling hit in their latest single, “What R U Saying.” Structure, or lack there of, is what shapes the song’s fluid instrumentation into dynamic journey of psychedelic sounds. Guided by syncopated rhythms of percussion and synth, “What R U Saying” hits just the rights spots with bursts of guitar that recede into echoing piano and powerful vocal melody that cautiously rages through a range of dynamics. There is a hopeful but passionate patience in the build of the song that is intriguing, memorable, and ultimately triumphant. Young Rapid’s new album Pretty Ugly will be out March 7th on DC’s Chimes Records.
Tune: Young Rapids – “What R U Saying”February 2, 2015