Single Saturdays: The Kiffness-The Sound of Sirens

South African singer The Kiffness has a new single entitled Sound of Sirens. It’s a parody of a Simon & Garfunkel tune entitled Sound of Silence.

The music is Pop/Folk. The composition of the song follows Simon & Garfunkel’s classic hit Sound of Silence. It starts with a slow beat, then increases to a faster tempo, then back to slow again.   Sound of Sirens has a flowy composition with a 70s feel to it. Hearing the police sirens in the background gives the song a nice little touch. 

The Kiffness has an incredible voice with a vocal style that parallels that of Simon & Garfunkel. He expresses how many of us are feeling or sometimes feel during the lockdown and social distancing. 

The lyrics tell the simple story of a man who gets out of him home late at night because of “cabin fever,” while his wife sleeps. Not so long after that, the police arrive. He said the cops that he was going to the store, but he had forgotten it was 2:30 am. The police took him and told him he could make a call, but chooses not to when he realizes he had to phone his wife. The rhyming style is fantastic with the AABB structure. The words may have a simplicity to them but are full of humour. The reference to Simon & Garfunkel tune entitled Sound of Silence is apparent. Well done!

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