Track Review: Slow Pineapple // Cake
While Slow Pineapple was unveiled to the music world in 2020 as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the idea for the group began a little while earlier when bassist Rob Higgins met music engineer Tyler Beans during a recording session for Rob’s project, Dearly Beloved. Both multi-instrumentalists, Rob is more well-known for being the brains behind critically acclaimed Dearly Beloved and Tyler working with legendary producer Rick Rubin; however, they had performed collectively at shows across the globe.
Blurring the lines between rock, rap and psychedelia, Toronto-based Slow Pineapple fuses the sounds of David Bowie with The Arctic Monkeys and Red Hot Chili Peppers. The latest addition to this duo’s growing discography is ‘Cake’.
The follow-up to their well-received ‘Almost Human’, ‘Cake’ is Slow Pineapple’s perspective of the global sociopolitical situation. Determined not to be pigeon-holed, Rob and Tyler layer a whisper of vocals over a combination of synths, guitars and drums. The distortion of vocals and arrangement of instrumentation not only keeps you on your toes but also enhances the controversial lyricism.
Not very easy to listen to, mainly because of the raw honesty in the track, Slow Pineapple brings Marie Antoinette’s “let them eat cake” commentary to the 21st century in a haunting way.
“‘Cake’ was written as a view through the window of the current state of the world mid-pandemic 2020… ‘Cake’ takes you on a three-minute adventure through space, bass and groove.” – Slow Pineapple on ‘Cake’
Slow Pineapple has released an official music video for ‘Cake’ which can be viewed HERE.