Track of the Day: Not Enough by The Cordial Sins

Written by Dylan Hallihan

Ohio outfit The Cordial Sins show off maturity on alternative, shoegaze-themed single “Not Enough"

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With the shoegaze scene’s day in the sun coming to a rather abrupt end in the mid 1990s, it's always refreshing to see contemporary artists drawing on the sounds which sprawled out onto the airwaves in the late 1980’s and early 90’s. On their latest release “Not Enough”, The Cordial Sins stray away from the indie-rock sound of previous releases, exploring instead the alternative themes associated with the shoegaze genre in rather encouraging fashion.

As a standalone single, “Not enough” showcases The Cordial Sins commendable versatility and a growing maturity to match. Comforted by a dreamy guitar lick that begs to be crooned over, frontwoman Liz Fisher doesn’t disappoint in delivering a commanding vocal performance that varies in range and style throughout. Drawn out and softened verses dovetail beautifully with a resounding chorus that binds the song together as all good choruses do, allowing the song to both meander unrestrained whilst remaining confined within a fool-proof song structure. The impressive bridge in the song also serves its cause perfectly as a tranquil precursor to the rousing crescendo, further highlighting the group's confidence in The Cordial Sins new direction.

Hailing from Columbus, Ohio, the band have made great strides on the national live circuit in the few years they have been together, managing to already share the stage with the likes of MGMT and The Flaming Lips, with exciting upcoming shows alongside Foals to boot. Securing features on two influential Spotify playlists including Dreamy & Distorted, The Cordial Sins have picked up over 150,000 playlist followers this week (Instrumental Music Scouting Platform).

If future releases remain as innovative and multifaceted as “Not Enough” then it won’t be long before there sound takes them on tours outside of their native USA.

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