The One Tonic is creating the electro-waves others couldn’t even gauge. A Muse fan and stellar composer, his tracks bring an energy and zeal with unique lyrics like no other. Electro-rock is something artists shy away from, but this is starting to look like the epicentre. This is his latest single, We Can’t Fail.
From themes of Armageddon and steampunk related soirées, nothing is a limitation for this wunderkind. Just like Muse, complicated themes are ruminated upon. This new one is a solid cracker through and through. The beats resonate with the energy necessary to overturn an 18 ton truck. As we surf through the simple verse section, the kick in the solar plexus is the chorus. The riff is one of the better ones I’ve heard through the years, and the electro kick is the voltage spike you need. Perfectly encapsulated, this song keeps building. The second time around has a larger, wave inducing impact. The harmonics are the perfect touch to the swarming verse section as well. The rock and electro lock horns to increase the kick, and do it with merciless power. This is the kind of song that is the caffeine boost after the first cup of coffee. Rewarding and ruthlessly fun.
I instantly imagined scenes from Everything Everywhere All At Once, being perfectly synced with this. The action based theme around this and most songs from The One Tonic is what keeps it alive. His 2021 EP Won’t Stop is filled with bangers having the same kind of energy as this track. Follow him for more superb music!