TRACK REVIEW: CMP – Smoker | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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CMP’s new track Smoker takes a sardonic look at the performances that happen off stage in audiences, imagining a conversation between a jaded protagonist and an oblivious, posing gaggle of gig goers. The lyrics are equal parts funny and introspective, and coupled with the paired down electro backing, give an almost melancholic feel.

CMP has crafted a sound that evokes the Pet Shop Boys, in the arpeggiated synth parts, minimal electric drum rhythms, the laconic vocal style and the self-deprecating lyrics that recognise the scuzzier side of hedonistic party life. There’s also an assured bedroom-recording vibe running through the song too. A great antidote for anyone thinking they’ve missed standing in crowds at gigs



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