Australian alternative artists DMA’S have released their second For Now. The track list is packed full of immersive indie tunes, none of which hold a damn candle to their 2016 cover of Cher’s pop hit ‘Believe.’
The Obiter takes a look at 5 tracks from the new offering, all of which are good without getting anywhere close to their amazing Like A Version.
1. For Now
The title track, this soothing lament of youth sets the tone for what’s to come. Not unlike how the bands’ cover of ‘Believe’ set the tone for what was to come - me listening to it on repeat for 2 weeks! It’s so good!
This track showcases the band’s talent with guitar that builds. Just like in their cover of ‘Believe’ where they built a reputation for being my favourite guests on Like A Version. Who would’ve thought a pop song could so smoothly transition into an indie smash? I played it at my 21st three times! And everyone sung along! What a night. What a song.
3. In The Air
This is great example of a staple DMA’S track: well written, thoughtful, and not quite as good as ‘Believe’.
4. Do I Need You Know?
This track title poses a question, the answer being “what was that sorry? I couldn’t hear you over the sound of my favourite song that I’m blasting. What is it? Oh it’s just the most heavenly fucking melody to ever emanate from Triple J’s goddamn airwaves. It’s like Ben and Liam had a sound baby, and that baby got kidnapped by Tom Tilley’s opinions and then that baby, upon being returned to Ben and Liam under the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth), released a vinyl EP - this is the closing track.”
5. Some other song that you’ll get 45 seconds into before you cheeky fingers, almost through muscle memory, crawl across your screen to play the ‘Believe’ cover just one more time.
This song was actually really good. Those 45 seconds were so promising, but just not as sure of a bet as the Cher tribute that rocks my eardrums on the daily.
Wow, DMA’S fans have lots to choose from with this latest offering! But also, no choice at all.