Opening with a driving electric riff, Lone Kodiak‘s “Smile” is an emotional indie rocker with a progressive sound. Following partially in the footsteps of bands like the Head and the Heart or the National Parks’ recent sonic evolutions, their music is accentuated by layers of sensible pop sounds.
The composition heightens as the song progresses and listeners get more of a feel for its lyrical reverie. Muffled keys grow stronger and burst into an explosion of sound alongside soaring drums, guitar, and bass as the track nears its end. Male and female vocals alike memorably feature on the track as a nostalgic tale of loss seems to unfurl.
“Smile” is the latest single from Lone Kodiak, and it’s available for free download via SoundCloud now.