“Gimme A Break,” begins with a punchy and vaguely tropical percussion phrase before quickly moving into Witzigreuter’s hypnotic delivery of the first verse. However, this ethereal and electronic vibe is quickly replaced as the gang-vocal chorus, complete with shouts of “Why don’t you gimme a break,” kicks the song into high gear. Additionally, the second verse’s lyric, “Please don’t be so damn depressing you’re scaring the guests,” adds a deeper sense of indie-esque metaphor to what might otherwise seem a saccharine and radio-worthy tune.
Yet, what is perhaps the most pleasantly surprising feature of both Nekokat and “Gimme A Break,” is the overarching sense of familiarity, which the three-piece manages to deliver in a uniquely original way. Many may expect Nekokat to sound like either The Ready Set or The Summer Set, and while it is beyond conceivable denial that influences of both groups are readily present, Nekokat manages to give us something completely brand new.
Overall, Nekokat, and Communication, does nothing short of deliver on Witzigreuter’s promise of something that feels “fresh and new,” in a way that excites listeners for their future work.
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