This might be the first thing that comes to your mind when you listen to “Don’t Think I’m Shallow” by Norwegian synth indie rock/alt rock-pop duo Temperature Falls. There is a little bit of sweetness and then there is a lot of spiciness in the song! How so? Well, read on to find out!
Check out Temperature Falls’ song down below and tell me what you think!
This Will Be My Bye-Bye
“Don’t Think I’m Shallow” displays a perfect, delectable mixture of sugar and spice, mainly in the vocals. As the song starts off, you can hear the sweetness in the angelic tones of the vocals, sweetly telling a former lover of all the things that he thought about her. However, that sweetness is short-lived as the vocals changed their tones to a bold, dark one as she unleashed her true thoughts towards him and then the goodbyes.
It’s not only the vocals that display these contrasting tones, but also in the instrumentation. During the chorus (or the angelic part), you can hear the harp-like synthesizer that imitates angels strumming sweetly. However, when we reached the chorus, the harps-sounding melody is pushed back to the background as the distorted vocals take the main stage, displaying a mixture of anger and disgust. These contrasting tones are delectable as they really display each side of the situation and the lover’s opinion in a brilliant way.
What side of “Don’t Think I’m Shallow” do you like better: the angelic, sweet side or the bolder, darker side? For me, I enjoy the bolder, darker side as I think I can relate to the character’s feelings at that point of the song. Hey, I’m not as shallow as you think and I don’t need you anymore as you continue to think like are experiences I have in my life. I also like the way the simple thing that Temperature Falls did to change the song’s mood one-eighty: only distorting vocalist Camilla’s vocals. It might seem small, but it really was effective in making that contrast.
“Don’t Think I’m Shallow” by Temperature Falls is a delectable mixture of sweetness and spiciness that will make listeners crave for more. A fine balance of two contrasting tones can be found in the vocals as well as the instrumentation: performing an angelic, sweet melody for one moment and then instantly switching to a bolder and a darker one. If you like a little spiciness mixed in your sweetness in your music, then “Don’t Think I’m Shallow” is the song for you!
Be sure to check out “Don’t Think I’m Shallow” down below and let me know what you think in the comments below!
About the Artist: Temperature Falls
Temperature Falls is a trip-hop/alternative rock duo from Oslo, Norway that blends
influences including Bjork, Portishead, and Pearl Jam into a brilliantly atmospheric and
original new sound. Comprised of vocalist/lyricist Camilla and multi-instrumentalist Ian J. Ward, Temperature Falls released its debut album, Temperature Falls, in 2019 as well as a single, a cover of the Deftones’ “Knife Party.” Zuzu’s Petals will be the first single from the upcoming EP.
Temperature Falls uses music to create moods and tangible feelings that resonate deeply
with its listeners. The songs are contemporary and classic at once and instantly pull you into their deliciously hypnotic worlds. The project began with a chance meeting between Camilla and Ward that led the pair into Ward’s studio, where they discovered their magic. Having no choice but to continue, the two spent every possible moment of 2018 creating Temperature Falls. The music mixes the glorious euphoria of trip-hop with the backbone of alternative rock in a way that compels you to keep listening.
Camilla and Ward make this music because it’s what they feel and love. Both are motivated artists with uncompromising creative visions. Together, they’re fire and ice at the same time and, as Temperatures Falls, they are releasing some of the most important and vital music of modern times. Anyone seeking new music with both headspace and energy needs to start listening.