After delivering the impossibly futuristic and funky Dumb back in March, DIY indie-pop band Alleyways are back with their new single, Over It; a sentiment that can be applied to many walks of life these days. This latest song further adds to the act’s glittery punch and propels them into the stratosphere of the mirrored disco ball.
And yet, Over It does not hold back. Do not be fooled by the dreamy and dance demanding pop on display. Upon clicking play, you are immediately met with a reverb-drenched vocal and warm synth; the former taking shots at leaders, the disillusioned and the superficial. Despite the stark frankness of the lyrics, the song evolves into one of the grooviest and shoulder rolling tunes of the year. Backed by a solid drum beat and an unashamedly pop bass, the synth does the heavy melodic work during the verses and choruses, but is accentuated with a very understated, yet crucial, guitar twang. Throughout the track, the band glides effortlessly on roller skates through each section, spouting a message of togetherness.
Overall, Alleyways’ Over It is a tenacious and well-crafted pop record that, while holding a damning lens to society, ultimately offers hope – “we can get over it together”.