“ Hamster Wheel” is a new song by Sam Feinstein, released today via all streaming platforms. It is his first single this year that serves as a perfect follow-up to “Chasing The Bull,” a track released in 2022. However, this song delivers many innovations in songwriting, composing, arranging, recording, and producing. Although “Chasing The Bull” stands as a marvelous debut, “Hamster Wheel” showcases all the attention Sam Feinstein paid to the song structure, with every segment carrying flawlessly recorded vocal harmonies, melodies, chord progressions, synths, and beats. Soundwise, Feinstein combines many genres to illustrate such a rich and luxurious ambiance. Perhaps a new wave comes to mind first, but don’t be surprised if you stumble upon some of the finest properties borrowed from other complementary music genres like synth rock, indie rock, pop rock, alternative, etc. These experimentations with different styles resulted in a mesmerizing number that will satisfy even the pickiest new wave fans.
The composition commences with energetic, cleverly assembled, well-accentuated rhythmic sequences and intricate chord progressions. Suddenly, vividly hearable, warm-sounding basslines and catchy synth themes, leads, and ambiances join this sonic equation, adding more detailed sound to the song. You’ll immediately notice how every instrument works to the advantage of the entire ambiance, contributing to orchestrations that seem even more complex as the track progresses. It’s nearly mindblowing how many details Feinstein introduced into “Hamster Wheel.” The guitars continuously levitate between art-rock, post-punk, funk, and jazz chord progressions, while the bass guitar lurks right beneath with jaw-dropping low-end notes that provide more than necessary heaviness, depth, and clarity. The synths continuously launch layer upon layer of fresh themes, leads, melodies, harmonies, sequences, chord progressions, and other sonic maneuvers, making this number one of the best new wave tracks ever. Of course, the energetic drumming offers groove and pace through magnificent beats, breaks, fills, and other percussive acrobatics, but it also keeps the remainder of the instrumentations in line. Everything sounds top-notch from scratch to finish, proving Feinstein is an exceptional singer-songwriter.
Sam Feinstein decorated all these instrumentations with flawlessly performed vocal harmonies. His voice perfectly balances between low, mid, and high notes, emphasizing all the soundscapes delivered by the mentioned instruments. Feinstein thought about even the tiniest details while assembling “Hamster Wheel”, and his effort paid off in a magnificent number that will immediately grab your attention. He put all his experience, knowledge, skills, talent, ideas, and musicianship into it, and there is no doubt “Hamster Wheel” is one of the catchiest new wave tracks ever. The single is available on all
streaming platforms. Don’t miss it!