LadyDot Review: Balduin & Offbeat – I Need Sleep
A Swing Hop melody that will keep you awake! Balduin & Offbeat – “I Need Sleep”
Raise your hands to all those who, through browsing memes or scrolling Instagram, couldn’t get to sleep, despite their great intentions. I can already see that forest of hands! :) And scientists told us not to use a smartphone two hours before bedtime… Balduin and Offbeat understand this condition perfectly, which is why they recently released the brilliant track “I Need Sleep”.
This composition is a great swing hop, which is definitely different from Balduin‘s previous releases. If I heard this track without knowing it was by my favourite Electro Swing duo, I would only recognise it by… that distinctive melody coming from Benedikt’s saxophone. Seriously! Even my husband thought that “I Need Sleep” was composed by LVDS! So for us it was a mega positive surprise. Swing hop that fits perfectly into the holiday mood – that’s it! But my holiday was a long time ago and the first thing I said when I came back to work was “I Need Sleep”! :)
Nothing goes with swing hop like a good vocal. I loved Offbeat for its great rhythmic rapping to “Swing in Spring” and “Very Nice People”. I was happy to hear him on Balduin‘s new song. He has such a great flow that “I Need Sleep” makes me sway from the very first notes. P.S. I really like his English accent!
When I found out that Balduin will be playing a concert in September, I immediately wanted to buy tickets. It would be great to finally be able to listen to their cult songs live – after all, Germany is not that far from Poland. Then I looked at the map and got a shock: the route Warsaw-Frankfurt am Main – 11 hours by car! Hey, guys, I know you’re reading this. :) Play a concert a bit closer.I’d definitely come to Berlin for you – it’s only a five and a half hour drive!
Back to “I Need Sleep”.You already know what to do next time you’re browsing the internet at night – just listen to this song. Although I can’t guarantee you’ll fall asleep – “I Need Sleep” can also make you, like me, automatically get +50 to energy after playing it. You listen at your own risk!
Written & reviewed by LadyDot (Ja, Wizeruk) Date: 2021-08-14
Bio – LadyDot
Anna (LadyDot) was born in ’94, but always felt she came from the Golden Twenties. “Polka” in Polish means “girl from Poland”, so she’s “Polka in polka dots”. She loves vintage style and spontaneous travels around Europe. But her greatest love (apart from her husband) is of course music, especially Electro Swing.
On her own Blog www.jawizeruk.pl she writes about various music genres. She is a copywriter, so writing is her strong point. Anna likes singing (not only in the shower!) and cooking (especially Italian and Hungarian cuisine).