02/09/2019: “Tangerine” by Teleman

Teleman are one of the bands that seems steeped in artiness. The melodies and structures they use on this are among their most conventional. For the most part, the instruments are standard enough too, bar the inclusion of a vaguely oriental keyboard tone.

Sometimes the simple ones are the most fun, and that’s very much the case here. Although I have no idea what the lyrics actually mean, they are quite feel-good and wholesome, especially coupled with the breezy singing…

The guitar playing might not be re-inventing the wheel, but it’s a pleasingly full sound, balancing grungy grit with light pop style.

As I mentioned, the most interesting addition is the Asian sounding keyboard. This kicks in for the chorus, lending the song a more euphoric lift.

The track came out on the band’s second album, Brilliant┬áSanity, in 2016.