After being brought back from the dead last year, Brave Girls stunned me with two of their absolute best singles in the form of the summer smash Chi Mat Baram and emotive synth driven masterpiece, After We Ride. The latter in particular hit me hard, shooting right to the upper echelon of my end of year lists. As such, I was excited to see how the girls would tackle a brighter more buoyant synthy sound. And while Thank You doesn’t quite reach the incredibly high heights set by its two predecessors, It’s still incredibly enjoyable.
Alright I’m just going to put it out there from the start. This entire mini album is the most enjoyable collection of songs I’ve found all year. And despite how much I like Thank You, I honestly prefer each of the b-sides more than it. And while that might seem like a dig towards Thank You, it’s more a testament to how great tracks like Can I Love You and Love Is Gone are. I’ve been complaining about the lack of really great tracks this year but boy do those two songs excite me. I really want to talk about either of them soon in a post.
Alright now let’s get back to Thank You. It’s honestly very solid. The funky, rhythm guitar fuelled soundscape is immensely addictive and doesnt waste any time laying out its intentions from second one. I love how it doesn’t collapse into any unnecessary detours or try to squeeze in an unnecessary rap verse. It’s just like one, clear line all the way through and while that does blunt its overall impression, it does allow for a really enjoyable listening experience. I’m a sucker for this kind of sound and despite its overall relevance in the music industry at the moment, I’m not quite tired of it just yet. It maintains the same energy all the way through is home to a number of addictive refrains including that addictive vocoder effect that punctuates the post chorus. And I honestly don’t have much more to say. It’s very solid, if unspectacular track I will likely come back to many times from now and one that I believe has the potential to turn into a real grower.
Final Rating: 8.5 / 10