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What If, Could Be by teasea

“What If, Could Be” by teasea is a song that resonates with the soul, a testament to the transformative power of shoegaze alt-rock. This track, emerging from the creative cocoon of Tom Criblez’s Brooklyn home studio, is not just a piece of music; it’s an emotive journey that encapsulates the essence of human connection and the profound impact we can have on each other.

The song immediately sets itself apart with its dreamy, swirling soundscapes, reminiscent of genre stalwarts like Blonde Redhead and Slowdive. There’s a delicate balance of introspection and expansiveness in the music, a trait that teasea skillfully harnesses. The fact that most of the parts were recorded in one take adds a layer of raw authenticity that’s rare in today’s highly-produced music landscape.

Tom’s multi-instrumental prowess shines through in every chord and beat. The guitar loops, infused with a sense of experimental rock drumming and massive guitar haze, create a sonic tapestry that is both comforting and exhilarating. It’s a sound that feeds the soul and excites the senses, leaving the listener in a state of what can only be described as ‘eclectic euphoria’.

Lyrically, “What If, Could Be” is poignant and thought-provoking. The song serves as a wake-up call, reminding us of our capacity to uplift and transform one another’s spirits. This message, woven seamlessly into the fabric of the music, makes the track not just a listening experience but a reflective one.

The production of the track, all done in Criblez’s home studio, further underscores the intimate and personal nature of the song. There’s a sense of being invited into his world, a world where candles flicker in a Bed-Stuy apartment, and where guitar loops score the internal state of bath time contemplation.

“What If, Could Be” is a standout track that showcases the artist’s dual passions for chill melodies and tackling anxiety but also stands as a compelling example of the power of music to delve into the depths of the unknown and evoke deep emotional responses. For fans of the genre and newcomers alike, this track is an essential listen.