TUNE Fortnight In Florida - It's What You Give Up
Drums and a lone synth kickstart the track into life and set a tempo for the upbeat melody that follows. Representing a departure from the neon-noir style of the previous single (I Can’t Wait Forever), the synth tone moves away from jagged, resonant saw wave to a softer, chiming sine wave. Falling on the off-beat it’s repetition lends a supporting role to the ensemble of percussion already on display. A sweeping guitar heralds the pre-chorus, where a gentle cascade of arched chords open up a space for the melody to breathe and swell before giving way to the central hook. “It’s about who you love, not who you don’t” rings out over a rising hairpin harmony as we arrive at the optimistic core of ‘It’s What You Give Up’. Itero iterum before segueing into the outro, in which a breakbeat and falsetto vocals offer a resolute and almost defiant statement “Never going to break my heart”. Recorded at Rockfield Studios under the watchful eye of engineer and producer Laurence ‘Loz’ Anslow, ‘It’s What You Give Up’ is the third single to be released from Fortnight in Florida’s debut album ‘In-flight Entertainment’.