“Heaven Angel” is simply over three-and-a-half minutes lengthy, took what appears like years to get to us, and is nearly too nostalgic for its personal good. And but, we’re sure it’s The Driver Period’s best single launch so far.
Have you learnt the prolific lyric, “How do you catch a cloud and pin it down?” from Rogers & Hammerstein’s award-winning, history-defining movie, The Sound of Music? In that case, you fully and totally perceive The Driver Period.
Consider it like this: The Driver Period is a cloud floating simply belove the environment and full of simply much more mystic than there may be music. Clouds are unpredictable. Some days they’re huge and dense, able to drop its contents into the world. Different days, they’re gentle and ethereal, virtually non-existent besides on your reminiscence of them or perhaps a wispy tease of fluff hidden amongst the solar. That’s The Driver Period. Comprised of Ross and Rocky Lynch, this band has slowly, however certainly turn into consultants in being unpredictable. Their profession is available in waves, with singles of various genres dropping continuously at instances, fashionable teasers coming on occasion, or months of considerate, ear-ringing silence. Followers new and outdated welcome it, although, as a result of regardless of how arduous it’s to ‘pin down’ The Driver Period, they’re at all times coming again round with some type of new sound to share, one other stage of creativeness to mess around with, and cloud-like unpredictability.
“Heaven Angel” marks a little bit of a post-pandemic return for the TDE guys. Positive, they dropped two singles proper at the beginning of it, which we coated last spring, and one other two whereas nonetheless within the thick of it, however this comes alongside as a redemption observe that’s not solely good for summer season and the early phases of normalcy, however for a bigger launch later this yr. EP, LP, mixtape… the choices are countless in terms of the do-it-yourself, astronomically inventive stylings of the Lynch brothers. Their newest launch is only one instance of that, for it crosses the road of pop, but additionally has roots in jazz, R&B, and dance. Intertwining the delicate hum of an acoustic guitar and the mild twinkling of a piano with thumping, beat heavy drums and intricately timed hand claps pushes this track right into a path that’s genre-less and versatile.
(That’s with out even discussing the monumental songwriting qualities and cruel vocal tones discovered all through the danceable, out-of-the-box hit.)
This new single dropped on Friday, July 9. Over the weekend we acquired an opportunity to soak up it, immerse ourselves in its accompanied music video, and replicate and simply how, and why, we would have liked a TDE return sooner somewhat than later. “Heaven Angel” is a mysterious, sensual, asteroid collision of a love track. Sybaritic and slinking, the jazz rock observe rolls in earnestly with an unwavering quantity of confidence and a slick undertone of seduction. Whereas similar to the groovy vibe of “A Kiss,” which was launched in 2019, and likewise final yr’s soulful tackle various with “OMG Plz Don’t Come Round,” “Heaven Angel” is uniquely in its personal class. There’s craving and desperation dripping from the throaty depth of those new lyrics – that, of which, spotlight maturity in an surprising means.
Love, romance, relationship trials and tribulations… none of these items are new to Rocky and Ross Lynch. They’ve been treading these waters for fairly a while now, however in the identical means that “If” (a single they launched whereas a part of R5) felt like some form of departure, “Heaven Angel” comes throughout as a brand new starting. What was as soon as, “All up in your vibes, vibes. You’ve acquired one thing I like, like’ is now, “Child, tonight gained’t you be mine? Be my lady.” The duo has developed but once more, shaping the newest reincarnation of their music across the effervescent, neo-soul meets pop manufacturing of this amorous observe.
The Driver Period’s “Heaven Angel” speaks to the girl, not the lady, who they’re pining for, besides it’s not as dramatic as pining. This time across the duo is approaching their impassioned, eye-catching, soul-stirring emotions with the easy, however efficient technique of asserting a way of dominance. The youthful Lynch, Ross, expertly croons about not wanting, however needing this lady. She is a lot greater than what she’s sporting or how she’s perceived. This supposedly angelic determine is evidently confident, poised, and exuding magnificence in additional methods than one. No extra “vibes,” simply vibey, sultry love songs with the strongest drum line identified to man and core-resonating vocals.
It’s music video matches that actual invoice, with each Ross and Rocky Lynch taking heart stage on their respective devices, on the mic, because the lifetime of the get together, and thru the lens of younger adults romanticizing their each transfer, together with, however not restricted to: watching somebody from throughout the room and driving via town. This video is refined, taking part in proper into the cloud-like arms of the band who need this track to be interpreted as such. Sure, it’s refined, however it’s nonetheless oh-so sultry. The track is heat, passionate, lustful, and uncooked with out ever coming throughout as grandiose or really tangible. Compliments and respect work hand-in-hand with the mature adoration felt each inside the new observe and its shiny visible part, which leaves an exhilarating and fascinating rigidity lingering lengthy after the three minutes and 45 seconds are up.
Tinged with EDM and skimming the sting of R&B, “Heaven Angel” is one other unpredictable notch in The Driver Period’s one-of-a-kind – pun meant – belt.
THE DRIVER ERA’S NEW SINGLE, “HEAVEN ANGEL,” IS OUT NOW ON ALL STREAMING PLATFORMS!