The dance floor is the place to be, and there’s nothing better than a high-energy nostalgia anthem to help you get your dance on. That’s why this week, we’re taking a closer look at “Lola’s Theme” by the Shapeshifters to see if we can figure out just what it is that makes this song so catchy.
The first thing to say about “Lola’s Theme” is that it’s a hybrid of two styles, as with many great songs. On the one hand, it’s a classic example of 2004 EDM. On the other hand, the song is built upon a constant beat, infusing it with rhythm and energy. In addition, there’s a stark contrast between the verse, which is essentially just percussion and vocals, and the chorus, which makes heavy use of the synthesizers to augment the melody.