Indianapolis-based trio Shadeland returns with No Time, their first single this year. If you’re familiar with the works of this incredible band, you probably know they’ve unleashed many exceptional, critically acclaimed recordings, and this particular composition isn’t an exception either. No Time is a proper continuation of Role-Playing, another outstanding track Shadeland unleashed last year. However, a new song carries a perfectly balanced sound based upon subtle heaviness, energy, and aggression in combination with calm melodies and harmonies. It’s nearly mindblowing how everything works together, and the Shadeland thoroughly planned each sonic maneuver so their new track could resonate with a fresh and unique ambiance. Perhaps No Time explores the fundamentals of an alternative rock sound, but you’ll notice many elements borrowed from other complementary music genres. You’ll hear how the finest properties of grunge, post-rock, indie rock, and progressive rock accentuate, decorate, and enhance No Time on an entirely new level, but don’t be surprised if you stumble upon some other sonic ingredients along the way.
No Time shines with some of the best sonic and rhythmic acrobatics you’ll hear on a contemporary alternative rock scene. Shadeland fully stacked their new song with impressive melodies, themes, leads, chord progressions, and riffs. The guitars burst with fully controlled power that may seem minimalistic during some segments of this number, but those are the moments where all the details are vividly hearable. Of course, equally complex low-end tones provide more density and clarity but also serve as binding elements between the beforementioned instrument and exceptional drumming performance based upon cleverly assembled beats, breaks, drum fills, accentuations, and other percussive acrobatics. The flawless lead vocal performance skillfully balances between low, mid, and high notes, which decorate all the instrumentations in so many cases throughout the song. Shadeland flawlessly structured their new single, so every segment delivers many catchy orchestrations that will unquestionably appeal to all alternative rock fans. You should check out No Time as soon as possible because Shadeland put in many brilliant ideas and loads of time during songwriting, composing, and producing, and their effort paid off in a mesmerizing composition you’ll gladly put on your playlist. The single is available on all streaming services.