Kings of Carlisle’s track “Waiting On You” brings a little bit of dreamlike ambiance and drives it along with some mellow yet confident music, gradually adding in those r&b vibes. The backing track is really something. The beat is unusually light, the synth riff playing throughout the backdrop has a sound that is equal parts calming and slightly haunting. The artist’s leading voice on top of this has, as mentioned, a mellow presentation to it, but with enough off an up close and personal recording that you can pick out and appreciate the tone of his voice and the style of his flow. The whole song has quite a striking atmosphere to it, but for the most part it’s a low energy piece of music, the kind of track that fans could vibe to on a long journey or wind down to in the evening.
This is the kind of track that stands out boldly from its peers in terms of how effectively the vast, creative input fuses with the professional and stylish output.
There’s a freshness to the sound, part of this is the undeniable experimentation featured throughout – at no point is the track predictable or a victim to complacency. And yet, at the same time as this, there’s a soothing feeling of repetitiveness; a hypnotic ambiance unfolds as you listen – just as you hope it would when seeking out new trip-hop or electronica to rhythmically mellow the day away.
It’s an extremely artistic release, the music playing alone is beautiful and sets the perfect kind of vibe within which the supporting song can thrive. The vocals on the track are all at once intense and gentle, there’s a dreamlike softness to the sound, but it seems like something much bigger than your average, floating through the mind, vocal-led track. There are a multitude of styles touched upon within the song, and it’s quite mesmerizing to listen to, yet you really don’t focus on these individual ideas at all – as mentioned, the music works as one, the song leaves you alone as quickly as it found you, and what follows is an innate desire to listen once more to really get an understanding of it.
There’s a little bit of a journey within the instrumentation, and this is the sort of thing that allows listeners’ minds to wander as the music pours out. There’s definite energy to the music that passes on to you as you witness it, and that’s a pretty powerful thing. That leading riff is unquestionably memorable. You only need to listen once to know you’ll recognise the track again at the drop of a hat, regardless of how much time has passed.