Tuesday, 27 November 2012

The Good Natured - 5-HT

The transition from blog crush to fully formed recording artist with a record label and an album can sometimes seem to take a very long time. Certainly it seems that way with The Good Natured who first cropped up in March 2009 on Breaking More Waves and have been sporadically releasing songs ever since.

However it seems that finally an album is on the way and the first taster of what that record might sound like is in the form of 5-HT. Sarah says of the song “5-HT is a chemical within the human body which helps to release serotonin in our brains. The song explores the contrast between love and pain, and the notion that love is a drug.”

Certainly 5-HT reminds us of drugs. Kids remember – we are in no way condoning drugs, certainly not illegal ones.  Instead we are merely imagining that if for example we had been at some sort of late 80’s / early 90’s warehouse rave, dressed in flares and an acid smiley face t-shirt, gurning like a loon and if we had by chance consumed some not quite legal substances and had perhaps heard some bouncy, full on hardcore tracks such as Injected With A Poison by Praga Khan or Bombscare by 2 Bad Mice we might have stored those songs in our head. Then with said tracks filed away we could have waited over 20 years and then taken those ‘top one, nice one, sorted’ influences and applied them to the rather fantastically massive hands in the air chorus of this song, which is frankly epic, mental and brilliant.

Music – one of the most brilliant chemical rushes to the brain. Who needs drugs?

The Good Natured - 5-HT

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