Island – The Whitest Boy Alive

In light of “Throwback Thursday or #tbt” which involves posting something that has nostalgic value, we at RunTheMill wanted to turn this popular convention on its head. This weekly posting will share a song that is either ahead of its time or attempts to push us out of our comfort sound zone.

“Island”- The Whitest Boy Alive

For this week’s Futuristic Friday, we are heading back to 2009, for the song “Island” by the Whitest Boy Alive. If you can get past their eccentric German-Norwegian ways, this group’s minimalistic style is addictive. Try to pay attention to the foundation they slowly lay in front of the listener. The Rhodes keyboard riff. Then the bass line, at the same time as the drums. Add a Rhythmic guitar. Then a solo voice. As the song progresses, the band does a great job making the slightest changes sound big to always keep things unstable and moving. Like a dance hall artist, the group never switches keys! Make sure you check out other greats from this band like “Burning” and “Golden Cage.”

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