If you haven’t already discovered Sentient Robot, listen up: The Manchester-based band just dropped a new track, and you need to add it to your playlist.
“From the Outset (Your Own Way)” is an indie synth pop song reminiscent of songs from David Bowie, Talking Heads, and LCD Sound System. But Sentient Robot distinguishes itself, in part, by way of songwriter Nat O’Brien’s exceptional vocals, which steadily absorb the listener into a captivating, 80’s-inspired world. It’s one thing to listen to a good song—it’s another to listen to a song that is capable of transporting you into another reality. Vocals aside, the song immediately sets an intriguing tone. If you usually want a song to hurry up and get to the chorus, you’ll be surprised by how comfortable and satisfied you are in the first verse—and once the chorus comes along it does not disappoint.
Also behind “From the Outset (Your Own Way)” are songwriter, guitarist, and producer Steve Marsden; drummer Pete Marshall (Liam Frost and the Slowdown Family); and bassist Sam Morris (Alfie/Bleep Seals/Marillion). Andrew Stewardson (The Mock Turtles) joins the band on keys for live gigs. The melodic and instrumental balance in this song is impeccable, and I’d be very surprised if we don’t see Sentient Robot start to make some real waves in the music industry.