In the sonic landscape where conformity often takes center stage, Backstrom’s debut single, “Animal,” emerges as a riveting testament to the artist’s distinct musical identity. As a harbinger of the upcoming album “The Carousel,” slated for release on January 18th, this track beckons listeners into a realm where individuality and raw authenticity reign supreme. At its core, “Animal” is a sonic tapestry woven by Backstrom’s songwriting prowess, enriched further by the collaborative synergy with accomplished session musicians. Bart Topher’s vocals on eight songs infuse a dynamic energy, Francisco Paz’s percussive finesse, Luca Giannotti’s guitar mastery, and Kimberly Faith’s harmonies contribute to the eclectic fusion.
The songwriting process, born from a demo, took an unconventional route with musicians contributing remotely from various corners of the world. The outcome is a homegrown masterpiece with a global touch. Gabe Wold’s adept mixing and mastering, coupled with Tommy Jones’ lyrical contributions, ensure a polished finish to this auditory masterpiece. “Animal” is more than a song; it’s a deep dive into the recesses of the human psyche, exploring the untamed facets of our inner selves. The lyrics, paired with Backstrom’s emotive delivery, create an immersive experience, inviting listeners to confront the primal echoes within.
Amidst the intricate layers of instrumentation and poetic lyricism, “Animal” becomes a metaphorical mirror reflecting the wild and instinctual side of humanity. Backstrom invites us to embrace our inner beasts, acknowledging the complexities that define our existence. As the single preludes the full album release, it teases a musical journey that promises to be as diverse and unpredictable as life itself. In a world where musical conformity often overshadows innovation, Backstrom’s “Animal” roars defiantly, beckoning us to rediscover the untamed echoes that reside within us all.