Debut singles can be tough. Many artists take a little time to find their footing, and debut releases can often feel confused or uncertain. Melbourne based electro-pop artist Allola (real name Alex Latham), however, is not one of these artists.
With the release of her shimmering debut single High Horse, Latham has arrived with a fully-formed sound that we guarantee you’ll quickly get hooked on.
On her debut single High Horse, Melbourne based artist Allola delivers a shimmering slice of deeply infectious electro-pop.
Throughout the new single, Alolla glides through a glittery concoction of electronica and dream-pop to craft a sound that feels simultaneously nostalgic and fresh. With glassy, 80’s inspired beats and flawless vocal delivery, High Horse is guaranteed to be taking over your summer party playlists.
While the new single is driven by strong pop hooks and infectious production, it still navigates some weighty issues. Weaved throughout the track’s bright textures is an exploration into the darker side of love.
“I wanted to contrast the darkness of the lyrics with some fun, light instrumentation. I think it is important to take positives from our negative experiences. I love the idea of creating a sense of light and shade in the same moment,” Latham says of the new track.
The result is a captivating duality that makes for a truly unique listening experience. These are still early days for Allola, but judging by what we’ve heard so far, I think we can safely expect plenty more quality material from this Melbourne artist.
For now, do yourself a favour and listen to the new single above.