AV Super Sunshine – Time Bomb

EDM isn’t my bag usually. I’ve been swayed, heavily, by the new single from AV Super Sunshine, however, and I’ll be listening to a lot more of this sort of music in the future. Time Bomb, however, is far from pure EDM. The Wisconsin artist AV Super Sunshine takes just the right amount of electronica, mixes it in with stellar vocals and powerful rock muscle, and it results in one of the most involving rock-influenced numbers you’ll ever hear.

It comes in two versions with this release, a club mix and a radio DJ version, but both versions find their own sound while still sharing many similarities. The club mix comes from famed DJ, producer, and general musical titan Michael Bradford, a modern maestro who has worked with a number of top flight performers from Kid Rock to Deep Purple, and you hear with a single listen why so many top drawer talents have sought out his talents. It’s a fiery exercise remaining true to AV’s radio version throughout, but Bradford isn’t afraid to take the song into new territory and it leaves marks on any listener.

It better, running over five minutes long. That five plus minutes, however, gives listeners quite a breezy ride with the energetic tempo, colorful synthesizers, and incorporating AV’s more traditional elements along the way in a much different fashion. Bradford makes the vocals an important part of the club mix, unlike many others in his field, but he’s willing to tweak those parts in ways that change them without altering their fundamental foundational character.

The guitars and other instruments we hear in the radio version are framed in a much more varied way here, but they still have a real rock music bite, as we should expect with this performer. Bradford sets himself apart for a lot of reasons, but his balance in bringing his own creativity to the piece while still highlighting AV’s own talent makes this much different than anything else I’ve heard.

The radio version has its own surging, unique character while still coming at you in a much more directly musical manner. The singing comes out from this song more forcefully than Bradford’s mix and the interplay between AV and the backing vocals is full of sparks and palpable chemistry. The instrumental performances in the radio DJ version are notable as well.

The piano is what stands out most for me, lightening the electronica present in even the radio take, and what we hear in the end with this one is a much purer version of AV’s version than we’re treated to with the club mix. Both efforts are exceptional, however, and move the needle for me in ways I couldn’t have ever imagined; as well, we should expect this release to expand AV Super Sunshine’s notoriety to a whole new level.

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