New Music: Listen to Tigers Are Bad For Horses’ Smooth New Track, “Helium”

Tigers Are Bad For Horses

Even though the term “pop” can imply generic and manufactured music, Tigers Are Bad For Horses’ new song, “Helium,” is anything but bland.

Mary Ellen Funke’s jazzy vocals shine throughout the song as Lyell Evans Roeder’s creative computer-made chord progressions push “Helium” forward. With its fat bass that jumps out at the perfect times and the modified deep vocals backing Funke, this song gently seizes you by the shoulders and keeps your undivided attention. Halfway through the track, the duo drops you into a soul-filled tag that marches through the song, while the uplifting chord progression encourages goosebumps.

“I’ve got the wings to fly,” Funke sings. And that’s what she and Roeder do–their music is light yet expansive. From the first few notes, “Helium” shows that it’s more focused musically and lyrically than their recent works. But on that note, their previous single, “Tinder Date,” is just as catchy and fun and worth a listen.