Review | GOAT “Fly or Die”

GRAY SHEEP

GOAT delivers a dreamy and beautiful performance in “Fly or Die”. As far as new 2D groups go, GOAT is putting themselves in the spotlight for all the right reasons.

Fly or Die” is available on streaming platforms worldwide.

GOAT Fly or Die
Title: Fly or Die
Release date: 18/02/2024
Label: MAGES.
Genre: Pop/EDM

Tracklist:

1 - Fly or Die

Track analysis:

1 – Fly or Die

GOAT changes things around slightly for “Fly or Die“. The song kicks off with intense synths stabs and exciting vocals however, what you will experience is something else entirely.

As soon as the intro fades away, a dreamy vibe takes over, something that is starting to sound and look like a trademark of theirs.

The verses put the listener in the middle of a wide, echoey soundscape in which dreamy synths and a punchy bassline lead the way. The bassline is deep and punchy, something that, if like me, you enjoy good basslines, you will be all over this track.

Adding to this feel-good vibe comes a comfortable beat – however with a flat snare sound (I was expecting it to hit a bit harder and deeper) – and delicate synth runs.

The transition and build-up from the verses to the chorus is smooth, adding another reason why this song feels so laidback and relaxing to me. Also, the way the instrumental barely changes yet, at its core a lot has changed in intensity and dynamics, had me wanting to listen to the chorus time and again.

As far as the vocals go, GOAT shows a bit more of their quality and range. In this case, “Fly or Die” demands a top performance that is more than just all about the comfortable mid-tones.

In this case, you have those in the verses, a bit of an R&B touch by Kent Ito, and then you have falsetto and high notes by all members – solo and in harmony. The first time you’ll encounter those falsetto notes, you will be blown away. Chances are that, in the context of this song they may even make goosebumps all over you.

Another thing I enjoy a lot about this song is the bridge section. Starting intense yet dreamy and with a wide soundscape, its second part is closer to you, much more intimate and you can feel that the soundscape is no longer wide. In that part, the vocals shine brighter than ever.

All in all, GOAT continues to make a case for themselves, and I am really impressed with what they have been releasing so far. As far as new groups go, GOAT is slowly putting themselves in the spotlight for all the right reasons.

What is Gray Sheep?

Is a project created by LOVE&ART, MAGES.’ otome game brand known for titles like “B-PROJECT,” “WAVE!!,” and “Meiji Tokyo Renka”.

The story focuses on the conflict and collaboration between a special force called “GOAT” and a vigilante group known as “BAD SKUNK“.

This mixed media project features drama tracks and music released by GOAT and BAD SKUNK.

BAD SKUNK features vocals by Makoto Furukawa (as JUNKY), Kentaro Kumagai (as AK) and Shunichi Toki (as NERU).

GOAT features vocals by Seiichiro Yamashita (as SNOW), Kent Ito (as COLOR) and Yohei Azakami (as NURSE).

Know more about this franchise in the extended feature here at The Hand That Feeds HQ.


“Fly or Die” is available for streaming on Spotify.


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Vanessa Silva
Vanessa Silvahttps://www.handthatfeedshq.com
The Hand That Feeds HQ founder, content creator, and music reviewer. Basically, the only person managing everything at The Hand That Feeds HQ. Stumbling upon Mamoru Miyano's "Orpheus" in 2011 was the start of this journey. If music is thought-provoking or deep, you may find her writing almost essays (not limited to, but it happens a lot with Soma Saito's music). She's the producer and host of the male seiyuu-centric podcast, SEIYUU LOUNGE (see Spotify link in this profile).

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Fly or Die

SUMMARY

GOAT continues to make a case for themselves, and I am really impressed with what they have been releasing so far. As far as new groups go, GOAT is slowly putting themselves in the spotlight for all the right reasons. "Fly or Die" brings a tight instrumental, focused once again on creating a wide, dreamy soundscape with a futuristic touch. At the same time, the vocals continue to be a highlight with the group showing cohesion and a lot of quality in their performance. From the solo parts down to the group parts - and those beautiful falsetto parts -, GOAT was indeed showing they have a lot of talent to share with their fans. All in all, "Fly or Die" is another awesome entry in their repertoire, solidifying GOAT's impressive debut.

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GOAT continues to make a case for themselves, and I am really impressed with what they have been releasing so far. As far as new groups go, GOAT is slowly putting themselves in the spotlight for all the right reasons. "Fly or Die" brings a tight instrumental, focused once again on creating a wide, dreamy soundscape with a futuristic touch. At the same time, the vocals continue to be a highlight with the group showing cohesion and a lot of quality in their performance. From the solo parts down to the group parts - and those beautiful falsetto parts -, GOAT was indeed showing they have a lot of talent to share with their fans. All in all, "Fly or Die" is another awesome entry in their repertoire, solidifying GOAT's impressive debut.Review | GOAT "Fly or Die"