Ukrainian electro-folk band Go-A released their long-awaited single “Follow the Tune” and dedicated it to all ‘festival people who respect freedom and friendship and cannot live without live music’. “While performing, we were feeling an unbridled positive energy from our audience, and realized we had to thank them for it. It has brought the song ‘Follow the Tune’ to life,“ said the founder and bitman of Go-A, on the release of the single. ‘Follow the Tune’ has long been the slogan of the band. The musicians joke, they even wanted it to become the new
name of the band.
Go-A deliver folk-speckled theatrical electronica that is nothing short of spectacular. And the incredible thing is how the song is so delicate and ‘humanlike’ for an electronic based track. There is almost a pure childlike nature in the feeling I get listening to “Follow the Tune”, because it is so charming. A lot of this perceived emotion is due to the sparkling female vocals which animate the electronic beat, sprinkled with organic sounds and effects.
Go-A has been putting together some unusual and haunting melodies for some time, but are always willing to experiment with new sounds and work past the thumping bass notes that make much of this genre repetitive and derivative. This is a breezy, accessible track that can sound either upbeat or melancholy depending on one’s mood; it’s ideal for either spring or autumn. Unfortunately I cannot understand the lyrics to grasp the bigger picture, but the music is enough to convince me of this band’s originality.
And when I discovered their Youtube channel and bumped into the track, “Танула” – which I think means “Flood”- I was utterly blown away, not only by the quality of the band’s performances and powerful physical presence, but by the sheer brilliance of the visual imagery used. Hardly will you find video clips of this level in the indie music market. This no doubt, gives the measure of the band, leading one to easily conclude that Go-A not only care about how they create and perform their music, but also how it is presented. Another above-par trait for an indie band!
I’m not sure if I translated the following information correctly, so hopefully I will be excused for any errors, but I really felt it important to present this band , to better understand how they create their spellbinding, heterogeneous sound. Go-A is Taras – electronics, keyboards, guitar, percussion, vocals ; Kate – Ukrainian authentic singing, a selection of authentic Ukrainian, percussion ; Eugene – Djembe, darbuka, percussion, didgeridoo; Vika – vocals, flute and Sasha – guitar, percussion.
It’s very rare that I receive songs that really re-instill my faith in music expression. Go-A has done that with “Follow the Tune”, and everything else I could find by them. I strongly suggest that you look up this band now!