Have You Heard? HEALTH - New Coke

HEALTH - New Coke

This shows HEALTH at their most frenetic, which is an achievement in itself.

HEALTH are a force. Known for their chainsaw-guitaring, all-over-the-place idiosyncratic song structuring, HEALTH have worked with everyone from Crystal Castles to Pictureplane, via remixes of rappers like Gucci Mane. It’s this electronic influence that informs ‘New Coke’, a startling banger that’s worlds away from the likes of ‘Crimewave’, and its reverb heavy drum sound.

This is stark, yet glistening. With hi-hats that sound like machine gun fire, there’s a knowingly frantic sound. “Let the bombs explode” is sung so casually - laconically even - over brassy synths and tribal snare, and like Fuck Buttons on ketamin, it’s propelled by Death Grips-esque production, and careers wildly from relative calm to utter panic. This is a nightmare over two minutes; urgent and screaming with flicked spit and neck veins like ropes. This, fundementally, is HEALTH at their most frenetic, which is an achievement in itself.


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