Based in the West Midlands, Drop Down Smiling are a quartet situating within the alternative rock genre. Basing their music around the rock core, they have an element of electronica through synthesisers in latest single “Profiles”. With the feeling that this track is about the depths of social media and how people can hide behind their online profile, there’s a strange sinister that lies underneath the songs bones.
Melodically wonderful, the song features memorable vocal lines that escalate to a dynamic peak towards the end of the song. Sticking to a fairly simple arrangement, hearing the track dynamically build is rare nowadays. Usually, mainstream music hits you hard from the get go and doesn’t shift anywhere, but hearing “Profiles” ignite the spark back in elevation, it proves that this is honest music. Forget dropping down smiling, you’ll be dancing away smiling to this number. Check out the rest of the band’s discography, they have a line up of some fantastic songs in their back catalogue.