BLANK BANSHEE: Pop + Rock = Roop

Some people think that rock/dance songs ought to be three minutes long, and pop songs about two-and-a-half.

I am one of those people.

I also believe that I dislike rules, but as I get older, I realise that this is just me attempting to mentally position myself into some sort of fight-the-power!-role for which I am clearly unfit.

Thus: a rule follower I am. And I believe in the 3mins=rock, 2m30s=pop rule. Why? There are no reasons. Check the records (double meaning alert, folks) – it’s the triple truth, ruth.

So before I scuttle off t0 sign up for a subscription to the Daily Mail, and harangue cyclists for riding on pavements, let’s see which of those two inflexible catagories Blank Banshee falls into, shall we?

Ah. W∆VESTEP is 2:45 long. Now what?


Gosh darn it, trust a Canadian Chillwave artist to test my mettle on this one. Truth be told, there are a number of clarifications needed: this is not rock or dance or hip-hop or pop or anything like that, really.

It’s actually simpler: one spin reveals that W∆VESTEP could not be anything other than a blissful pop song played at 80% speed. Taut, white-bright and pristine, this is a song that demands accompanying warm waves lapping against toes, and cold drinks kept clinking in the shade. Gorgeous.


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