These Girls These Boys is a band formed by actors and musicians, Vanessa Morgan and Drew Ray Tanner who bonded over their love of music while working on the set of Riverdale, as characters (and Southside Serpents) Toni Topaz and Fangs Fogarty. This isn’t the first time I’ve reviewed Vanessa Morgan’s music either, and you can click here to check that out. So when doing a little bit of research I was able to find that Morgan and Tanner have no plans to overly define the band’s sound, instead as Tanner said in an interview: “Vanessa has a lot of music tastes and so do I. Each of the six songs that we wrote together is completely different”. So it’s clear we’ve got a lot of interesting music coming in the future, but today, I will be reviewing their debut single ‘Sleep When I’m Dead’ which is considered to be a pop track, and was released on 15th May 2020.
‘Sleep When I’m Dead’ opens with Morgan’s vocals, and I already knew she was a talented vocalist but her voice was just sensational in this track, and I feel that her softer, more soulful voice resonates and pairs well with Tanner’s deeper, richer one. I love the energy of this track, the rapping sections flow well from the more melodic, singing sections, and it’s got great pacing so you just get caught up in it. You can feel the chemistry between the pair, which is something Riverdale recognised and capitalised on in the most recent season. The electronic driven backing melody and in particular the percussive rhythm of the beat especially help this track stand out. After hearing this I’m eager to hear more from the artists.
So that’s what I thought of These Girls These Boys single ‘Sleep When I’m Dead’ and if you want to check that out for yourself then head on over to Spotify. While you’re at it, make sure and support the band by checking out their Instagram.
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