Track Review: Slow Time // Nick Cody and The Heartache
Combining elements of folk-rock, electronic-pop and blues-influenced guitars, Nick Cody and The Heartache oozes a new breed of rock for contemporary society. If you do not know Nick Cody as a musician, it might be possible that you know him as a blogger or founder of the artist empowering platform Music for the Head and Heart. Either way, Nick has a way of worming himself into your ear (is that an earworm?) with his unique, toe-tapping sound. Featured on YMX, Sinusoidal Music and various playlists, the UK-based singer-songwriter is sharing his sound with an international audience of all ages. The latest addition to his discography is the single ‘Slow Time’.
Following his single ‘You Gotta Move’, ‘Slow Time’ is a blend of roots-influenced guitar rock with blues undertones. Working with various musicians, including guitarist Michael Ross, the single has a reminiscence to Steely Dan, Fleetwood Mac and Eric Clapton. In fact, I could easily place this song alongside some of Clapton’s most popular songs like ‘Cocaine’ or ‘Wonderful Tonight’. The superb melodic arrangement allows for a soothing, smooth and flowing tune not only has an easy-listening sound but intimate lyricism to boot.
I could go on about how the harmonies in ‘Slow Time’ throw you into a whirlpool of music with Nick’s vocals acting as a shimmering anchor. I could say that listening to Nick Cody and the Heartache is highly intimate and takes you on an insightful tour of your emotions. I could say all that but I think singer-songwriter Jon Gomm described Nick Cody best when he said, “Nick Cody’s gorgeous harmonies melt you starting from the feet and working their way up through your whole body until eventually, you are a happy puddle.” Yeah, I think that’s the most accurate description of his tender, intense and sentimental songs.
In addition to the single, Nick Cody and The Heartache released an official music video for ‘Slow Time’ that can be seen below. Please note that the video uses lighting effects and image transitions that can trigger seizures in people with photosensitive epilepsy. Viewer discretion is advised.