This latest release, “Pink Flamingo” by Namor is one we’ve been highly anticipating!. The feeling given off even just by the opening few moments of sound is intense and captivating. The precise nature of the production is creative and detailed, to the point that you’re completely drawn in by the effect of it – it’s magnetic and ever impressive to experience. Roman Shokuri AKA “Namor” is an independent artist, producer, and songwriter based in San Francisco, California. With influences including Giorgio Moroder and Daft Punk, Namor has developed a versatile, Pop/R&B style of alternative production with electronic elements, gathering various vocalists to collaborate and shine on the silky-smooth tracks. “Pink Flamingo” is said to be the 2nd Single leading up to Namor’s upcoming debut album. The first Single was his “disco-infused” release titled “BREATHE” from early 2022.
The use of melody in the verses is a big part of what makes their sound unique. The vocal performances here have something of an indie pop energy to them, it’s a good moment within which listeners can get a clear and concise hold of the lyrics, and the meaning behind the music, and at the same time feel a little closer to the creators at work.
The track on the whole doesn’t come across as your average heavy dance recording, at times there’s something strong presence of songwriting – songwriting first, perhaps, as opposed to instrumental weight. Everything added thereafter, every musician’s role in the sound, is present to enhance and support the underlying concept and the underlying energy and emotion of the piece. The melody winds around in a simple and hypnotic manner during the verses, then there’s this brilliant build-up, the added vocals in the background, the musical intensity beginning to rise, and finally the superb hook section (delivered by Tucker Starbuck) – the resolve, the moment in which every element meets and the concept comes together.
“Pink Flamingo” is a beautiful and lightly upbeat track. The energy of it fits well with the current season, it’s the sort of song you can trust to lift you up a little when you need it. Though it’s a love song at heart, it has the strength and joy of a well-structured pop track – it doesn’t feel like a soppy, overly personal bit of songwriting, it comes across as accessible and relevant to just about anybody who has felt this kind of elation from falling in love.
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