Instantly, “New Man” catches your attention. There’s no slow starts, it’s straight in with a guitar, a kick drum, and bass guitar fueling this high tempo, toe-tapping rhythm that doesn’t drop throughout the song. To me, it’s the definition of 0-100. It's just constant energy from the get go.
Something else that’s impressed me, is this mixing of genres that you seem to get from Lee Fox. It’s almost like a fusion of indie rock and rap. At first, I thought it might just be the case of some very fast singing, but it genuinely is a rock song mixed with elements of rap. Really cool. In fact, I’d go as far as comparing it to a song from the Red Hot Chili Peppers…just with less mentions of a particular state in America.
Just before the last chorus comes in, there’s a little bit of comedy added in where Lee’s energetic performance is interrupted for a few seconds by a random voice cutting the music and informing him that he’s not allowed to continue with the next line, possibly because they believed it would rhyme with a rude word? However Lee, eases their concern of any upcoming explicit lyrics by telling them what the next line actually is, before the music winds back in and continues on with the fast driven chorus which also ends on a Van Halen esque solo. Very impressive!
Once again another great track from an artist that really does deserve some more recognition. Great track, Lee. I know who I’ll be coming to if I ever need a spare pair of lungs!
Written by Jack Saunders
Frazer Mitchell - Producer, DJ, and Events Coordinator at Antix Music Network