Calvin Decline present a brief follow-up from their debut single, Start A Fire. This groovy song certainly packs a punch as it chauffeurs the listener through a range of DIY qualities that, when compared to great UK bands of the ’90s and ’00s, illicit a familiar emotion. As most of those above are rooted in working-class culture and similar socio-economic environments, Calvin Decline bring back the sound we all love with a fresh new track that expresses the potential to fill the void in modern chart music.
The single depicts an image of a hedonist stumbling around the concrete outdoors looking for a sense of direction. Unlike Matt Hancock’s testing system, the subject matter alone allows the song to have the capacity to reach a wide range of individuals, presenting anecdotal stories that have universal value. A truly endearing listen, Taxi will take you on a journey from calm to crazy in a matter of seconds.
The first thing that slaps you as you enter Taxi is the resounding hit of a snare drum. From this point forward, you’re hooked, letting the bass direct you through this frisky track that encompasses cheer and misery in a bundle of hope. As it is the integral element of the song, driving the Taxi through twists and turns of kick-ass melodies and rampant chord progressions, the single proves to be a well-layered track that has a nostalgic essence of a young Alex Turner. Calvin Decline really have set the tone for a new wave of indie music.