Steve Angello, ‘Breaking Kind’ | Track Review
Greek-Swedish DJ Steve Angello kicks off Genesis: Act I off right with single “Breaking Kind,” featuring Paul Meany.
Steve Angello in the house, and he’s brought a couple of hot tracks with him. The Greek-Swedish DJ released two singles – “Breaking Kind” and “Rejoice” – as Genesis: Act I. Both records showcase the excellence of the 34-year old, building anticipation for what’s to come. We’ll take both separately, hence, focusing on “Breaking Kind,” featuring Paul Meany here.
On paper, the collaboration between Steve Angello and Paul Meany seems completely unlikely. Angello is firmly planted into dance and electronic music. Meany, on the other hand, is the frontman of Mutemath. Mutemath is an alternative rock band! Huh.
Sometimes, opposites attract, and that’s the case on “Breaking Kind.” Meany showcases his exceptional pipes, particularly his upper register on the chorus. Throughout the course of the song, he’s locked in and on-point. But back to that chorus:
“‘Cause if you want the stars / We can turn the night into heaven’s light / But if you want this heart / Don’t waste your time / If that heart of yours is the breaking kind.”
As for Angello, he just does his thing. “Breaking Kind” is superbly produced, with slick synths and an electrifying groove anchoring it down. Again, the peak is the chorus which is chocked full of intensity.
All in all, “The Breaking Kind” is excellent. Paul Meany nails his vocals without a hitch. Steve Angello provides an excellent backdrop for Meany to paint over. Coupled with follow-up track “Rejoice,” Genesis should be a musical force to reckoned with.