One of the best things to come out of lockdown, aside from my brand-new ability to cook potato bread rolls from scratch, is the lengths that artists have gone to remain creative during the lonely days indoors. Technology, perseverance, and a sheer will to adapt, overcome, and conquer has shed a newfound light on the music-making process, and we are only just beginning to reap the rewards. And yet, La Palma have been operating like this long before it was cool. Bouncing files back from San Francisco and Philadelphia, the band already have a slew of successful releases and have found their sound, which is best described as kaleidoscope-like.
Their newest single, Infinite Bounce, is no different. Produced entirely during isolation, the song can be broken down into four different sections. The first is an immersive psych-pop trip of summery tones. The wishy-washy sound engulfs, while guitars flutter around and lead us into a staunch and rhythmic jive, before creeping into intimate indie-folk that is so delicate from its predecessor that you would think you had skipped tracks by mistake. Each part flows effortlessly into one another and spouts various layers of rich, textured vocals and instrumentation intersected with cell phone recordings made during COVID-19 and the uprisings for Black Lives Matter. The song is a product of its time, with lyrics depicting the need to find resilience in pandemics and collective liberation movements.
Ultimately, the Infinite Bounce is a “wellspring of energy and compassion needed for humanity to bounce back, survive and manifest a more just and positive future”. Experience it now on Independent Music News.