The Traps - Calypso
Artist The TrapsSong title Calypso
Year 2013Genre(s) Alternative
The Traps are here with their first official single 'Calypso' released in January 2013 on Speech Fewapy Records ahead of the release of their debut album.
The video for the track features a ghostly image of frontman Jamie Berry performing the song against a still backdrop of a sandy beach before it is replaced by a slightly warped image of him against an ocean backdrop. The imagery certainly suits the song's style with its up tempo synth tones, cool guitar rhythms and melodic vocals that make it a perfect summer party dance tune.
Speaking on the song's influences, Jamie talks about how the mythical goddess of the same name from Homer's 'Odyssey' was always a source of fascination for him. 'I think it is because her story isn't really dwelt upon, but she is a tragic and flawed character denied what she desires most and they are always the most interesting', he says. The Traps; who are Jamie, bassist Nick Berry, guitarist James Minhas and drummer Daniel Webb; will also release a debut album in 2013 of the same name with the help of producer Rob Jones (The Voluntary Butler Scheme). They have previously released two free downloads entitled 'Your Headland' and 'Moving Pictures'.
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