This latest release “Down for Whatever” from “PDS” gives you good vibes and this whole thing is brilliant and awesome at the same time. The simplicity of the music is what makes it worth it. PDS has recaptured the pop-dance rhythm and subtle brightness of the time in a fresh way, bringing listeners a crisp touch of nostalgia that pours through for over two minutes.
The song’s general soundscape and that chorus section are a fraction of what makes it what it is. PDS sound incorporates much more than this, mainly a confident and conscious vocal style that pours lyrics of depth and detailed observation through in a totally calming, captivating way.
The soundscape in itself is blissfully crafted here, this easy-listening ambiance takes a few dashes of modern pop dance and fuses it with a mellow swing from a simpler time. On top of this though is where the strength and the passion really start to shine. PDS offers up a stunning vocal performance throughout the release. This reaches from the unbelievably gentle opening moments, those almost whispered declarations of intimate difficulty and emotional turmoil, right the way through to the harder hitting, louder moments, and those that take the form of a smooth and rather flawless stream as well.
Whatever it is that PDS has done here, however subtle, it’s worked. Essentially, the artist has reignited the fire of classic pop dance, the lightness, and energy, the rhythm, the natural feelings – nothing is forced, this is just the way the sound emerges; soaked in genuine soul and an inherent desire or need to make music from these experiences. The lyrics and the way they’re delivered – everything works in unison towards a shared goal or sentiment. There’s unquestionable honesty and openness, and this lets you feel so much closer to the creative, as well as making those who’ve gone through similar emotions feel a little less alone for a while.
In addition to the vibe set by the music, the details add a great deal to the ambiance here. The intro starts this off, then certain scene-setting flickers fill out the exterior with little nuances that briefly draw your attention. It’s subtle, but it makes it less of a loop and more of a journey. By the end, you’ll recognize the whole thing from a mile away.