It’s great when a song can surprise you from out of nowhere and that is exactly what happened when I heard “Plain Life” by Beach Body. I was not waiting on it’s release date, I have not heard this song live; I had no expectations and yet they were completely exceeded by this release.
The song has a lazy vibe to it, from the bending main guitar riff to the vocals that hang on to words just a little longer then they have to. The chorus is mostly just the same words, but who needs fancy words when it’s that catchy? The guitar solo is tasty and sparse, going more for a few lazy licks than many aggressive choices.
If this is what you get with a Plain Life, then heck. Sign me up.
- Jon Neher