Back in April, we introduced you to a pretty awesome track from Kool Thing, a.k.a. Berlin-via-Sydney and Dublin duo Julie Chance and Jon Dark, who met in a Paris dive bar. It was called “We Are Here,” and it was an organic, stuttering crescendo that, while impressive, didn’t stick out too much among the thousand-plus new songs that I listen to every month.
Not so with “Plan.Life.Go,” the duo’s newest offering. I can feel it in my bones — I’m still gonna be listening to this one in 5 or 10 years. The track is an amazing piece of artistry, absolutely unique in the way that it swallows the listener with a haunting, cosmic blues guitar solo for over three minutes before evolving a muted hi-hat that slowly adds percussion hits until its huge beats surpass the guitar around the 4:30 mark.
From there, the song grasps the listener and refuses to let go, spending two minutes in the arena of dance-rock that reminds me of Alpine‘s “Hands” (one of the best tracks of 2012). And it never stops building, growing more frantic by the second until it seems your soul is about to tear itself from your body to go out and search for this amazing song that just won’t stop.
But sadly, it does. Just when “Plan.Life.Go” reaches the moment of lift-off, the engines cycle down, and the listener is left feeling so fulfilled and unfulfilled — simultaneously — that he simply must listen to the song again. Or maybe just wait for an extended remix.
Stream: Kool Thing – “Plan.Life.Go”