‘You Can Be The Star’
Front man Daren Korb’s loosely strummed chords and heartfelt vocal resonate for a few profound moments before the pre-chorus kicks and ‘You Can Be The Star’ turns it up past 10. Recalling the good times of bands like Weezer, it’s clear that despite the more radio friendly stance Control Group have taken on this new single, they’re still keeping it real.
‘You Can Be The Star’ offers some contrast to the grunge infested 2013 EP, steering things to more accessable territories. This is no bad thing, with a sure knack for melody and accurate hook placement, it’s clear these guys know exactly how to write songs. Which is no suprise, considering Korb’s recent successes in the video game world, with his smash hit soundtrack to Supergiant Games’ Transistor selling like hot cakes.
With Korb making a firm transition from the gaming music world and into the mainstream, Control Group announce their debut album Hot Swap is due this summer, keep your ear to the ground for a release date.