Listening to Sensual Harassment’s new single “Fever” is akin to visiting your local hypnotist for a quick session. You’ll get worked into a nice little trance but sometimes it’s hard to remember exactly what just happened.
I’m not trying to say “Fever” is forgettable. But it just doesn’t feel like the band makes the most of the hooks they introduce throughout the song. The continuous pulsing riff that lays underneath the majority of the track feels too distracting, and some of the clearer hooks that could be played around with more suffer as a consequence.
That said, it has grown on me, to a certain degree. Psychedelic pop isn’t really my cup of tea. I don’t listen to it much either. So I guess my conclusion could be slightly narrow-minded. But all in all, it isn’t a bad effort. If you were to put this on at a party it’d probably go down a treat. Unless you’re at a party of boring, commercially-focused 14 year old Bieber-loving individuals who find it hard to open their minds to anything not fed to them through a straw.
But if you’re at a party with normal people then, yes, this would be appropriate. I just can’t help but feel like if this song were put together slightly differently it wouldn’t all mesh together into 4 minutes and 23 seconds of something. Instead it could be 4 minutes and 23 seconds of something just a bit more.
But by all means, check it out for yourself and let me know what you think too.
Get the free download here. Check out “Daddy Long Legs” and “Soldier” while you’re there too.