Mendeleyev - If I Can't Be Free
The guitar strum has that frantic energy of a Richie Havens, and there is plenty of room for spinning around in circles.
This review was originally published in April of 2018.
Once you finish walking through the drum circle, you can start dancing. The guitar strum has that frantic energy of a Richie Havens, and there is plenty of room for spinning around in circles. It's an easy flow of a beat with no ending or beginning.
The lyrics cover the ground between relationships and the preservation of self. The vocals feel like the sound of philosophy itself; resolute, measured, and representing a path towards understanding. What sets this apart from songs with a similar positive message is the sheer power of the drum treatment, the complexity and sparsity of the dynamics, and the zen-like quality of the persona.
We are very much at peace with If I Can't Be Free, the new track from Mendeleyev.
Mendeleyev is a Southern California based musician, songwriter, and producer.