"Paradise" has a darker tint than its predecessors. If Siren's previous tracks were for soundtracking busy discotheques, then this one is for stalking through backstreets and alleyways. The drums ring out in dark corners, the synth lead sounds uneasy, the vocals wistful. The instrumentation is simple: hints of cowbell, buoyant disco guitars, synth trumpets and keyboards all fade in and out without cluttering the mix. But "Paradise" is really about the bassline. Played by veteran session musician Mark Dann, it walks, jogs and sprints in all directions thanks to his nimble fingers. "Paradise" sounds like the seedy underbelly of the New York scene it's based on, but that doesn't mean it can't be fun.
Gavin Russom gives "Paradise" a live-feeling remix. It's one of his gnarlier works, layering discordant sounds and even building up feedback as it sputters along for ten minutes. Paradise is something different for Siren but they pull it off.