Today’s featured song is “I’m Not Gonna Take It” by American indie-folk duo Trickster Figures. This song features a contrast that is found in the vocals and the acoustic guitar. While the vocals the main melody sweetly, it is contrasted by the acoustic guitar which strums harshly in a fast tempo. It really represents the lyrics, which talk about being sweet yet tough, really well. This contrast in the vocals and acoustic guitar is not too overbearing nor pushy, but a pleasant balance between the two.
“I’m Not Gonna Take It” is a wonderful indie-folk tune with its mellow moods and mid-tempo beats. But, make sure to check out the chorus, as those fast-paced runs are a nice surprise. They are brilliantly executed and written as I really enjoyed them. But, what makes this song so alluring is the beautiful vocals and mellow moods. Any music lover will love this song as much as I do!
Make sure to listen to “I’m Not Gonna Take It” by Trickster Figures down below and let me know what you think in the comments below.
About the Artist: Trickster Figures
Trickster Figures band members James and Lauren began writing songs together as soon as they met in 2013. In an attic in Cincinnati, they composed their first song using a guitar, looping pedal, suitcase drum, and a ukulele. Their multi-instrumental DIY approach creates a lush and percussive blend of dream and indie folk-rock. They create layers of harmony often summoning feelings of longing in minor and modal keys. Their songs combine grit and natural beauty and reflect on the struggle between consumerism and authenticity.
If you catch a live performance, you may be treated to any combination of harp, banjo, guitar, ukulele, drums, harmonica, xylophone, q chord, melodica, bass, fiddle, or keyboard. James’s beatboxing fills out the songs and is often mistaken for a drum machine.
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