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Premiere: Prudence – “Smile & Nod”

Mike Mehalick April 29, 2019 News No Comments


We all have the people, places or things we retreat to when faced with the realities of life, and for session bassist and composer Tom Crandles that serves as thematic inspiration for his new work as Prudence. Described as “an amalgamation of all things holy and sinister,” the Major Tom EP finds Crandles exploring the dichotomy in laying out the euphoric and otherwise through a medium that inspires the same feelings in the artist.

Today, Speak Into My Good Eye is happy to be bringing you the exclusive premiere of Prudence’s “Smile & Nod.” The track winds pop-rock songwriting through a post-punk atmosphere reinforcing the push and pull surrounding the EP. The serotonin-burst chorus rises up like the first step onto a beach as Crandles keeps the darker sonic elements at the shoreline but relentless rippling out.

“‘Smile & Nod’ is a song that was planted with a bassline that quickly grew into a pulsating pop song about the overwhelming lure of some of life’s vices.”

Stream Prudence’s “Smile & Nod” below and look for Major Tom out May 10th via the good people at Forged Artifacts here.

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Mike is a graduate of the School Of Visual Arts with a BFA in Film & Video focused on screenwriting. His career stops have included editing positions at AOL, The Huffington Post, and BuzzFeed. He regularly contributes to a variety of outlets. Follow him @mmehalick

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