X Ambassadors – Unsteady Review
Having some hit singles like “Unconsolable”, “Jungle” and “Renegades” already stirring up the charts and music lovers out there, folks the alternative rock band X Ambassadors from Ithaca, New York is out with their new single Unsteady for their debut album VHS. Released on October 13, 2015, the track is a complex yet a sad stretched out ballad talking about divorce and its harmful consequences
The album VHS, which saw release on June 30, 2015; has spanned out three singles up till now and Unsteady seems to follow as the third single the album has seen the addition off. Released under KIDinaKORNER and Interscope Records. The album is keen to get those music lovers attentions because Imagine Dragons guest in it. Yes indeed! It sure is enough to spark interest and make the album sell.
Coming back to Unsteady, the single saw being debuted at past No.80 at the Billboard US Hot 100 charts, but over the months has gained quite some momentum and currently positioned at No.48 on the charts lists.
Let’s come down to what is so unsteady about it all. The track follows the story of a couple and how divorce set it. The lyrics are in a narrative of a child’s perspective of sitting in between the whole situation talking about his mum, and dad. “Mama, come here. Approach, appear. Daddy, I’m alone. Cause this house don’t feel like home”
Even though the song, follows a ballad theme, the song intro’s with moody piano cords and some deep urban drumming in the background. The negatives of this song is basically the lack of lyrics in the construct to begin with; and the repetitive usage of the chorus “Hold, hold on, hold onto me. Cause I’m a little unsteady. A little unsteady” Basically that’s all one can hear.
Unsteady is basically a one liner of a song but nevertheless, the good part is clear emotional vocals by Sam Harris and some arrhythmic crackling that keeps things interesting.
A video accompanied with the single, sharing more sadness atop the song. Shows a couple shown in two separate phases of their lives: A younger and older version. How the male mixes alcohol in their breakfast in the younger years and they go on enjoying it, but as the video progresses that same habit has led to the degradation and rage, among the couple with the addition of a child; leading to their eventual splits of some sorts.