Firstly, what a cool name – and the best thing is… it’s not even a stage name. As for the songwriting by Lyla DiPaul, this is one talented artist. Indie music with tinges of pop thrown in for extra spice, you could easily hear this artist support Phoebe Bridgers, Taylor Swift, or even one of the best indie bands around Big Thief.
The drums are rhythmical and are armed with a driving beat making it a perfect track to walk or even drive to. The production is soft and a pleasure to listen to. Atmospheric, the song features a hazy arrangement with charming harmonies that will stick in your mind for days to come.
You can tell the production is the group’s first DIY recording, but I love the imperfections. It feels slightly too sharp in places with textures in the higher register and I’d bring up the lower frequency slightly to enhance each instrument, but with a good pair of headphones on, the overall feel and vibe is gorgeous.
Saying that, that’s a personal preference. Music is subjective and something I love, someone else might not. That’s powerful in itself.
The message behind it all is coping with sadness and stepping through day-to-day life despite feeling the lowness of it all. It’s about isolation and how we all felt it in some way when the COVID-19 pandemic was hitting the globe hard. In conclusion, this is easily one of the best tracks I’ve heard in a long time.