‘Flashlight’ is another shining example of the musical masterclass Bonobo back at his creative best. It is the title song of a three track EP of the same name and it does not disappoint. The typical Bonobo style of relying on unique instrumental rhythms and melodies to create an entrancing sound is clearly present in ‘Flashlight’. This track continues to demonstrate why Bonobo’s style still draws listeners in to his particularly individual brand of down tempo electronic music.
It uses the typical Bonobo formula of heavy and complex basslines, synths and a secure beat with the addition of some choppy guitar riffs. All this proves to make ‘Flashlight’ a welcome addition to the Bonobo portfolio. Although not the strongest track in the Bonobo collection, it highlights his skill as an artist and as an innovative musician. The more upbeat rhythms and soaring melodies prove to make it a stand out track to the usual down tempo beats and ambience typically associated with Bonobo’s music.