At any time when an artist scores a prime spot in my year-end countdowns, my ears are broad open for his or her follow-up. As a rule, I’m underwhelmed. That’s simply the way in which these items go. Alice’s Dance On is a troublesome monitor to enhance upon, and Present Down doesn’t come shut. However, it nonetheless retains the group’s upbeat dance sound in a enjoyable method.
Aside from an ill-advised slowdown through the post-chorus breakdowns, Present Down retains its tempo brisk and thrilling. On this method, it jogs my memory of Courageous Women’ Chi Mat Ba Ram. The percolating synths that drive the monitor are satisfying and beg for a extra thrilling set of melodies. Present Down‘s refrain is a bunt when it might have been a house run, and this lack of ambition lessens its total impact. It’ll make a pleasant companion to Dance On, however it’s undoubtedly the lesser of the 2 tracks.