#songoftheday / #amlistening = CAR ASTOR: “DON’T STOP, DON’T SPEAK”
New York-based Car Astor’s “Don’t Stop, Don’t Speak” is certainly one of the most unique songs to come our way of late. It’s essentially a pop song at its core, but the instrument that drives the track is bass guitar and we’re not talking about a smooth bass line like so many pop songs have. We’re talking about a raw, aggressive bass line — the sort of lead bass guitar you’d get from a band like Royal Blood. It’s heavy and in-your-face, yet the winning song is as catchy as anything on top 40 radio right now with its addictive chorus and Car’s Debbie Harry-esque vocals, which are a mix of pretty and punk. We’re not sure if we should dance or mosh to it, but we love it.
An entertainment journalist for 20 years, Michael McCarthy was a columnist and contributing editor for the magazines Lollipop and LiveWire. He co-created and wrote for Cinezine, one of the '90's most popular movie E-zines. The only time he's not listening to music is when he's watching television shows and movies or reading, usually music magazines.