WALLA have come through and delivered some of the absolute best indie pop has to offer on their new single. This one has a sticky infectious melody that grooves its way through winding guitars and synths and everything in between. It feels like the ’80s and mid ’00s swirled into an unforgettable blend that transcends time and feels nostalgic and familiar yet totally fresh. It never loses momentum and keeps you constantly engaged instrumentally and the vocals are the icing on the cake. This is one that I’ve had on repeat as soon as it dropped and will certainly continue to do so over the coming weeks.
I’ve been in a weird headspace where everything seemed smooth and fulfilling but something felt off. I couldn’t put my finger on it until I realized that my self care practices had slipped and that my spiritual equilibrium had fallen out of balance. I talked to some close people around me about this slip up rather than living in it and it brought me back to a place of gentle understanding of myself and how to right the ship so to speak. Maybe it’s like the golden nights WALLA are talking about – everything seems good on the surface, but there’s a nagging suspicion of something wrong. Fortunately I think that golden night is behind me and I hope it’s behind WALLA too.
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