“Stop Trying” falls outside of the genre I enjoy, but I kind of enjoyed it. It has a drum beat similar to Phoenix’s Lisztomania, Last Nite and Out of the Blue and Nick’s guitar part falls in line with the rest of the song. In pop, the singer is always going to be most prominently featured, but in this instance I think Sia and Nick have worked together to produce a quality pop song. It won’t be a smash hit or anything, but it’s a solid track on a record that is receiving some quality reviews.
Listen here: 03 – Sia feat. Nick Valensi – Stop Trying
What did you think of the track?
And if you don’t know who Sia is and how she fits into the world of The Strokes, she is the artist who did a commercial with Fab Moretti for TOMS Shoes…