In Review: Men I Trust's "Billie Toppy" ?
Indie group, Men I Trust, from Canada, originally blew up with the release of their single, “Show me How”. The band is comprised of three members, lead singer, Emmanuelle Proulx, guitarist Jessy Caron, and keyboardist, Dragos Chiriac. They have released five studio albums so far. This year they released the single, “Hard to Let Go” and recently dropped their newest single, “Billie Toppy”.
This track is more upbeat and fast-paced compared to previous works from this band. It features Emmanuelle Proulx’s soft, luscious voice and ethereal background vocals. The guitar is soaked in reverb which is definitely a cool effect, but the instrumental star on this track is the bass. It is hard-hitting and adds much depth to the track. The song is scattered with twinkly synth chords and chimes in the background. Considering all the factors, this track gets an 8/10 for sound on the Intersect Rating Scale.
This song depicts an ongoing issue with a lover named Billie, as they are being difficult to deal with. The lover is keeping the person close while they continue to treat them without respect. She sings, “Billie cares to hold me, but I found I'm bound and headed upside down.” She can't help but be attached to Billie, even with the toxic nature of their relationship. The lyrics on this track get an 8/10 on the Intersect Rating Scale.
ART BEHIND THE SONG
This track came paired with a music video that shows lead singer, Emmanuelle Proulx swinging on a wooden swing, in front of a green screen that displays an ominous, gloomy day. The group posted on Instagram after the song was released, and have been met with high praise from fans so far. The group gets a 6/10 on the Intersect Rating Scale for their art.
Overall this groovy track gets a 7/10 on the Intersect Rating Scale.
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