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Does It Offend You, Yeah? – Epic Last Song

Published on August 25, 2010 by   ·   No Comments

Track Listing:

1. Epic Last Song
2. Epic Last Song (Lifelike Remix)
3. Epic Last Song (Jack Beats Remix)
4. The Thing

Epic Last Song: One of the strongest tracks by Does It Offend You, Yeah? by far… It’s not one of the more “party hard” songs from the album like ‘We Are Rockstars’, but it certainly works its way into your brain in its own way. There’s a real sense of emotion wrought in here, although it does feel like the bridge comes about too early, and overstays its welcome just a little… Having said that, I can’t really fault anything else about ‘Epic Last Song’, it stays true to the band’s quirky style, but it also adds something new to their roster, and the ending guitar melody really hits home.

Epic Last Song (Likelike Remix): This dance remix feels a little more spacey than the original, the unorganised beginning feels a little tedious and drags on, but the emphasis on the guitar after the intro is a smart move, as are the newly harmonised vocals. Less urgent and epic than the original, the track has been reworked into something that feels more like a relaxed, trance influenced (in parts) tune, which is an interesting interpretation, and one to be played at a low volume during the winding down time of a party, when the number of people is slowly dwindling and you’re drunkenly contemplating life amongst each other at 4…

Epic Last Song (Jack Beats Remix): The cut and chopped effect of the vocals doesn’t work with the build up here, contradicting the beat mostly, and the Dubstep influenced drop only worsens the track, as this feels a little amateur… The song picks up again when it reverts to the original tune with echo vocals but, try as I might, I couldn’t develop an attraction to the drop, it’s too much akin to the senseless “dirty electro” synths that plague many of the clubs out there, with no real sense of melody or beat.

The Thing: From the single release of Epic Last Song, this track has a nice synth loop and a chunky beat that is very easy to bop/tap/dance around. It feels similar to ‘Attack Of The 60 Ft. Lesbian Octopus’, but it’s a more smartly cut track that doesn’t alienate the listener with an unattractively high tempo, and would’ve probably been a better song choice for the album instead.

Click here to purchase ‘You Have No Idea What You’re Getting Yourself Into’, the band’s debut album, including ‘Epic Last Song’, on iTunes.

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