One of a couple of UK singles in the offing, ‘Mister Policeman’ (not Mr Policeman, this is all important) is the work of UK singer-songwriter Resonance, aka Radhika Rathinasab?apathy. Powered by an almost percussive funk guitar line that runs throughout, this is a raw, independent treat of a track.
Displaying a penchant for some nice 7ths and 9ths in the lead guitar chord pattern, the bassline in the verse should also not be underestimated. Both bass and rhythm/lead guitars intertwine and split at various points to create an effective counterpoint to one another. It’s all backed by a drum performance which has real technique and touch to it.
Finally, the vocal. There’s something pure and unpretentious about this. No flicks, no tricks, just a simple melody.