Released: 2012 (From album Some Were Made Of Gingerbread)
Today’s free download of the day comes from Devin Farney, a musician from San Francisco who has played in many SF-based indie and psychedelic rock bands throughout the years. He is currently the keyboardist in the popular group The Love Dimension, and has released his own solo material too, such as last year’s Ventriloquist.
I’m An Alien Too is one of the tracks from Devin Farney’s new solo album Some Were Made Of Gingerbread, released not too long ago. The album has been described as “Indie for electro-sonic junkies, odd-meter enthusiasts, aficionados of lush melody and thick harmonies, and other subcategories of music dorks.” Which makes it sound like a very niche record and difficult to get into, but if it’s as poppy and easy-listening as this track is, it could very well be one of the best albums of the year.
It’s harsh synth intro gives it a slightly lo-fi edge, and once the odd sounds of what appears to be metal scraping against metal introduce themselves, the listener should expect to start thinking just which direction this track is going to go. But fortunately the instrumentation suddenly brightens up as if somebody has switched on a light; the synths produce this beautifully sweet pattern that instantly lights up the dark sounds of the verse.
I’m An Alien Too has a lot of “out there” elements within it, but it definitely has that defining element of tranquillity which I think we all would like to hear. It’s like WALL-E, it’s E.T, it may be something physically different, but inside it has all of the same wants and needs we have. It’s great, and absolutely free to download which makes it even sweeter.