Summer has came early, as ReLove have provided us with a lively head-bopping foot-stomper in their new single Disposable World. The Los Angeles Collective’s coupling of country with pop and country proves that good old retro-pop is still alive and kicking.
The band seem to be on a roll, with 122K streams on Spotify, and reaching number 23 on the AC Indie Music Singles Charts, there seems to be nowhere but up for ReLove. Their unique sound seems to have been fueled by an unlikely collection of artists: Zac Brown Band, Aerosmith, Bob Marley, and Todd Rundgren – now this is hard to pull off, but somehow they have done it.
The new songs lyrics are far more complex than what we hear on the surface, as the lead singer and songwriter Glen Jost contemplates the world we are living in, and our throw away “disposable” society, and the balance of socio – spirituality we all deal with. This adds density to the already packed instrumental, which makes every listen that bit better. Ironically, you will expect to find the new release on all social media outlets on April 2nd, 2021.
The song shines most in the chorus: with a layered, anthemic punchy hook repeating “it’s a disposable world”. The vocals are robotic, cleverly reflecting the song’s key message.
Leah Zeger is a very important introduction to the band. The violin is an essential part to this song, and I hope to hear more from her in the following releases. Throughout the whole song, she seamlessly intertwines her violin into the mix, and we are also treated to a solo from Zeger at the halfway mark, which gives the song a second wind and some head bopping energy.
It is a great wonder how this song has come together so exceptionally well, with its various influences and fusions of genre. It is one thing to be ambitious when creating music, but pulling it off with style is truly admirable; hats off to ReLove!