Track Of The Day – The Good Natured – ‘5-HT’


We wouldn’t just break off from doing our tips for 2013 for just anybody you know.  At the end of 2010 we listed who we hoped would be big in 2011, and top of the pile was the wonderful The Good Natured.  They’ve since signed a major label deal and then went to ground spending much of the last year or so working on songs for their début, emerging only to work with electro-pop legend Vince Clark from Depeche Mode for the throbbing collaboration that was ‘Ghost Train.’  Now, after what seems like an eternity we can finally hear at least one of the tracks from their much anticipated début album!

Sex, love,  fantasy, sex,  dark places, pain, heartbreak, sex, obsession and a bit more sex are topics fans of The Good Natured’s oeuvre will be familiar with and their new single  ‘5-HT’ explores  similar themes  as singer songwriter Sarah McIntosh explains “5-HT is a chemical within the human body which helps to release serotonin in our brains.  The song explores the contrast between love and pain, and the notion that love is a drug.”

‘5-HT’ is grown up electro pop noir which shows just how far the Good Natured have evolved since Sarah’s solo bedroom demos made via her Nan’s old keyboard emerged on MySpace when she was just 17!  This an epic, fully formed soaring slice of dystopian ear sex, sensual moody and magnificent and positively dripping with sexual tension.  It is also the sound of Sarah’s once precocious talent coming of age.  Hurrah



Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

Discussion3 Comments

  1. Really great track… even at midday in a coffee shop! I think it will be even stronger after dark, although you might be put off if you saw me dancing to it Wink

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