Outlya – “Heaven”
We have written on this act before and they are quickly becoming favorites in the ETTG offices. Their explosive indie pop sound treads familiar territory that Imagine Dragons and Walk The Moon have perfected. Their sound is extremely tight and layered with a maturity of a band ahead of the popular musical curve. They explain their exceptional track this way; “Heaven is a love song in many ways. A love song with a big fat guitar solo in it. Like many of our songs, it’s about escape. More specifically, the kind of escape you experience in the company of the one you love. Heaven, wrote itself pretty quickly. We were listening to a lot of Weezer and Taylor Swift at the time and wanted something with big power chords and fizzy synths. The power chords acted like a gateway drug that led us to want a few more audacious elements. One guitar solo and a lot of gospel choir-ing later, the song took shape.”
It was produced by Dan Grech-Marguerat who you may recognize for his work with The Vaccines and Radiohead. Their soaring sound is the soundtrack of our days and is quickly pulling fans from all over the musical spectrum. The buzz band will only continue to conquer as they unleash hit singles like this one.
And if you want to hear more (which we know you do) check out the piece we did on them earlier in the year here.