Suffer the Children is a trio based in three cities around the world, London, Toronto and Vancouver. The electronic band is influenced by a variety of different genres, like the work of Phil Collins, alternative R&B, electronica, trap and eighties alt-pop. For this track, the trio worked with Chin Injeti and DJ Khalil who have worked with big names such as Drake, Eminem, Aloe Blacc, Kanye, Dr. Dre and Jay Z. The single debuted on the 28th of last month and has already received positive press.
The track begins with clapping sounds that get twice as fast after eight bars. This is a common feature in dance and electronic music that is used to hype you up, but for this song it instead takes you into an R&B rhythm with dashes of electronic sounds in it. The lead singer’s tone suits the eclectic style of the music, while mostly staying in the middle register. Although he uses his head voice and more dynamics in the third verse, I think it would have been better if he included these in other verses or choruses. I felt like the track didn’t really go anywhere either, with more of a climax the song would have really popped.
Overall I think this track needs a little work but the basic foundations are there. With a bit of tweaking the song could be a real winner. I give it 7.5/10.