“Hyperspace” is an awesome band offering up a hook-heavy sound that fuses the evolution of Pop punk music with a somewhat more Power pop backdrop, making for something that you recognise fairly quickly as their sound. “Barbara Gordon” thrives on the high energy of the instrumentation and the strength of the key line. The set-up fuses distorted guitars with classic keys and a vibrant drumline, on top of which the artist’s characterful leading voice delivers the song and its underlying sentiment with notable power.
From a production perspective the track is incredibly impressive. First of all, certain elements of this soundscape have a quality that comes through with so much memorable character. The song is nothing like either of these, but you get something out of the instrumentation that is blissful to experience, unlike the average pop song in which it is the melody or the key line that stays with you. Secondly, whether it’s the chemistry of the artist and the soundscape driving this individuality or not, the set-up is refreshingly unusual. The entire first half of the song is performed melodically, the ideas are sung, the whole thing seems to present itself fully and you briefly fall into complacency thinking you know how it all will go now. The latter half of the track, however, introduces the awesome vocal – re-crafts the experience, re-directs your thoughts, keeps the mood completely relevant and fits brilliantly, as with everything else. It adds just enough of that something fresh to really set in stone the strength of the release. There’s so much creativity, passion, and professionalism here. This guy is definitely worth looking out for.
Structurally the moments in between hooks lay bare the melody and ideas of the song. These moments are mellow, they give you time to reflect on the concept, and they also create a distinct contrast with the hard-hitting chorus that will follow, so the impact is even greater. Following on from this, each hook is followed by a notable riff, something that really pushes further that undeniable element of individuality. The varying stages of the song make sense together, and furthermore, they offer something that is optimistic at heart but not without the presence of some distant emotional turmoil or experience that led to the writing of this song. The verse melody has a slight touch of melancholy that really gets you thinking.