Track Of The Day: Angie McMahon – ‘Slow Mover’

A sophisticated new look at modern love, ‘Slow Mover’ is the new single from Aussie artist Angie McMahon.

Angie’s deeply striking voice forms the essence of the track. In a style similar to Angel Olsen and Margaret Glaspy, Angie’s thick, powerful vocal serenades the steady guitar of the song; the instrumental mirroring the title itself.

The chorus’ hook lyric “Try set me on fire” carries a sense of turbulence, and the ragged yet steady instrumental enveloping Angie’s lyrics both echoes and opposes this. The song clearly showcases themes of anticipation, apprehension, and deliberation, wrapped up in a cyclical, poetic representation of modern love.

Produced by John Castle (Vance Joy, The Bamboos), the emotive, connected nature of the track is smoothly exhibited by the track’s tight writing and structure.


‘Slow Mover’ is out now. And Angie will support The Shins on their Australian tour next month.

 

Erin Bashford
Photo Credit: Ian Laidlaw