Happily bouncing along, Back In the Day begins on a
high. A fun, danceable element is brought in with the verse, and the
vocals are superb. The lyrics, cleverly twist the theme, whilst making
interesting statements about modern times. The song slowly brings
up new textures, horns, guitar, but the bass leads throughout. The
Chorus holds the same enthusiasm and energy. After the first Chorus,
there is a refreshing drum/ horn break, building back into the height
of the Verse, then the Chorus. The instrumental that follows only
heightening the dance-ability. In all, 'Back in The Day,' is a refreshing
track, for a feel-good sunny day, and I would recommend it.
What follows is not so savoury. The Remix reverbs the vocals, making
the witty, and happy lyrics, almost inaudible. The synthesized lead
lacks originality and tags along with the vocals for much too long.
Then to top it when the drop eventually arrives, after very little
build up, there is a very little drop. A drone is added on the bass,
adding no groove, or fun to the track. The drums come in, adding the
only almost dance-able element to the track, and do little for me.
The track seems to be modelled around a club-type style, but doesn't
fulfil some of the basic elements needed for a club track. The tempo
is slow, and the bass is virtually non-existent.