Well well well. The last time I reviewed a Fleets song was 5 months ago, and it was the hippy-vibed, poppy ‘Babylon’. Those with long memories will remember it was The Indiependent song of the week, and deservedly so. Now Fleets seem to have changed their style completely with new track ‘Red Navels’.
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The song builds up with guitars and drums edging towards a peak, before vocals come in and stir up the mix until the song reaches a crashing chorus. I have no clue what the song is about, so have a listen yourself to see if you can decipher the meaning of the lyrics. ‘Red Navels’ is a new sound for Fleets, and while it definitely sounds excellent and has plenty of life, it doesn’t really feel as comfortable and assured as ‘Babylon’ did.
Words by Gabriel Rutherford