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Written by Sandy James
Edited by Farinoush Mostaghimi (Noush)

POWER is an appropriate title for a song that all but entrances you into Sunrise and Good People’s eclectic style of hypnotic funk. In three minutes the track willfully takes hold of its listener, guiding you through an edgy adventure full of mystery, seduction, and suspense. If James Bond was a 14-hour drug induced dance party instead of a fictional spy series, “Power” on repeat might be the soundtrack.

The track draws the listener into a complex musical atmosphere, as its addictive grooving guitar riff seamlessly converses with the alternating French and English vocals of the Montreal trio. Although the vocals largely blend into the background, cries of “why me” powerfully cut through the noise of the layered guitar tracks. A simple dance beat and bass line leave room for the complexity of the vocals and guitar nicely, before a guitar-driven bridge builds up to the song’s climax. The listener is eased back into the looping hypnosis of the verse, while the track gradually strips down its layers into the outro. You are then released from the will of Sunrise and Good People’s “Power,” a track that really is as much an experience as it is music.


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