The rollercoaster is the main attraction at any theme park. Adrenaline junkies travel far and wide in search of their latest fix. Is it the enjoyment of fear or the conquering of nervousness? Either way, deciding whether to buckle up and engage in the fight-or-flight response will always divide opinion. Hailing from Hamilton, Ontario, Tripper And The Wild Things are set to release their latest single, Rollercoaster, on 31st July.
The song comes screaming out of the station before plateauing into a soothing and mesmeric groove. It is a blissful introduction that entices further when the beautifully layered vocals enter the fray. At this point, Rollercoaster sounds like a result of a skilful studio face-off between the Cocteau Twins and the Pixies.
Rollercoaster then heads into the corkscrew and bursts into a slice of wholehearted ’90s grunge. It takes you by surprise as it nose dives into a chorus that is reminiscent of some of the most notable pioneers of the Seattle scene.
While lyrical references to rollercoasters may be metaphorical, this track certainly takes you on a journey. It is an alluring juxtaposition of spaced-out shoegaze and candidly grunge choruses. My advice would be to fasten your seat belts and come along for the ride! Rollercoaster is a guitar-driven, genre-spanning treasure that is deserving of your attention.