Released: 12th August 2011
TL;DR: Blud diz is niice init 6/10
Sunlight (2011) is the new single from four piece band Modestep. It is the second to drop from their upcoming debut album, following on from lead single Feel Good, which saw the band feature on Radio 1’s A Playlist.
Sunlight offers everything that makes for a great summer track: good tune, good vocals, a very strong drop and the word ‘sun’ repeated many times over and over again. The lyrics offer little in originality but they do fit their purpose of creating a great pop hook for the mass audience to grab a hold to.
The drop allows the track to ascend from generic dance song into something more individual, this is also helped by the nice production of the track which prevents the sound from becoming claustrophobic and muddy. The closing parts of the track really lets loose on the drops and provides an extra last kick of life before it’s death. Very nice.