Freedom is a concept that has been toiled over by humans for as long as we have been self-aware. Some philosophers argue that we have no free will; others say that we can act freely within the constraints that circumstantial events put upon us. For me, freedom is found in those rare times when everything seems to stand still, when enjoyment is unbridled, and all that exists is the moment. Those fleeting experiences are few and far between, and George Bloomfield clearly has a deep understanding of this. In his second single, Push Back The Sun, Freya Thompson sings of this feeling in an evocative style that practically embraces the listener’s ears with a reassuring croon.
Musically, this song is just as impressive as George’s first offering, Twelfth. The production is masterful, and the end product is a tight, glowing piece of music packaged neatly into a four-minute track. Wavey guitar tones and vintage bass sounds sit atop a fantastic, driving beat, allowing space for the vocals to thrive. Push Back The Sun is a song that Unknown Mortal Orchestra would happily include in their back catalogue, combining the best parts of modern psychedelia and soul.
George knows his stuff when it comes to production, using a series of old fashioned and modern techniques to create a unique sound. He also clearly knows talent when he sees it, and including Freya on this track was a stroke of genius. We can’t wait to hear what George has in store for us next. For now, let’s enjoy Push Back The Sun all over again.