JUST ROCKRadio (Original Single) By Ubiquity Machine
Ubiquity Machine's 'Radio' is a sardonic send-up of modern life's information overload. Over relaxed yet propulsive instrumentation, the band skewers the idea of a monoculture dictated by the media we consume – "better do what the radio told you," goes the caustic chorus. But while the lyrics take a cynical view of the "ubiquifiucation" of culture, the track itself is an accessible slice of guitar-driven rock with a creeping intensity that grabs you and enchants you .
Opening with a leisurely drumbeat and meandering bassline, the song pulls the listener in with an easygoing yet enticing groove. Guitars interlace in a loose, laid-back feel that belies the mounting momentum to come. As the song progresses, the instrumentation takes on a more driving quality. The drumbeat gains purpose, locking in with the bass to provide an increasingly momentous foundation for the guitars gathering overhead. What begins as an open-ended jam coalesces into a focused rock stomp, providing a sense of release from the simmering unease stoked earlier on.
This excursion from a drifting initial atmosphere to a full rock-out makes 'Radio' a multifaceted listen that holds attention through evolution and payoff. Ubiquity Machine displays a deft hand in navigating between moods, crafting a journey that avoids predictability. Like a radio moving between stations, the song travels through phases – but the band is fully in control of the dial.
As someone who's already tuned in to Ubiquity Machine's output, 'Radio' is a reminder of what makes this band's music worth revisiting. It's the second single I've heard from them, and like the first, it pulls off the tricky task of a grower – the kind of track that stakes its hooks in you on the first listen, then reveals new depths with each new play.
'Radio' is a great introduction for anyone new to Ubiquity Machine's worldview. Whether coming to the band for the first time or as a returning listener, this single is a reminder that the most tantalizing art provides something worth thinking about and keeping on repeat. If you're looking for guitar-driven rock with dimensionality, stream 'Radio' on Spotify – and follow Ubiquity Machine on their socials to keep up with what this irresistible band does next.