My Life Story started in 1984 in Southend and over the years lead singer Jake Shillingford grew the band into a flamboyant eleven-piece outfit with a string and brass section. By 2001 the band had stopped all touring and recording but by 2016, Jake wanted to tour more and streamlined the band, retiring the orchestral sections, to the alternative rock band it is today.
I’m A God, a track that highlights how the media lazily awards everyone and everything divine status, is the band’s latest single and was released on 30/08/2023.
Kicking off with some electronic synths it is not long before the song erupts into a nostalgic alternative pop/rock track.
Straddling many genres, this track does not fall into any one type of music and being able to appeal to a wide range of listeners is a great strength the song has. Musically the song lies somewhere between pop rock, indie and the synth genres, with the sound of the 80’s mixing profusely with sound of the 90’s, but all with a modern twist that keeps the song fresh and up to date.
The vocals on this track help take the listener on a nostalgic trip back in time, fitting right in with the 80’s electronic / rock sound. Jake’s voice is soft and gentle, but he really can take it up a notch or two when he needs to, and the emotion in his voice is clear to hear.
This is a fantastic track that is edgy, catchy, and really quite infectious. Listen to this once and you will be humming the lyrics and melodies for the rest of the day!
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