Comeback Kid is the only single off of Sleigh Bells’ sophomore album Reign of Terror and one of my absolute favorite songs. The duo is known for their ear-busting mixture of synthesized rhythms and melodies, officially classified as “noise pop.”
Comeback Kid is calmer in comparison to many of their songs but I think that it’s better for it, letting Alexis Krauss’ smooth, falsetto-esque vocals shine. The song starts with a basic click and drum beat that would catch anyone’s attention and roars into their characteristically loud, grating background. Then Krauss settles into the music in a beautiful way, her smoky feminine voice creating such a large contrast that it actually fits together perfectly.
I love most everything that Sleigh Bells does, but Comeback Kid is one of their brilliant moments, bringing together everything there is to love about music: entrancing vocals, dance-in-your-seat melodies, and meaningful lyrics.
Watch the video for Comeback Kid
Sleigh Bells has hinted at an album release sometime in 2013.