Track Of The Day #1004: OUTLYA – Higher

Track Of The Day #1004: OUTLYA – Higher

It’s Friday, finally! (No, not ‘Friyay’.) Unlucky if you’ve been at work, I’ve been off for a week, so I’m not quite feeling those occupational blues. For those of you who are and find yourself slipping into a cold depression, don’t fear OUTLYA’s latest single is here and might just help you welcome the weekend in a little quicker.

Following on from piano-driven debut ‘The Light’ (which channelled an earlier, better Coldplay) ‘Higher’ (released today via Harbour Masters) is four minutes of pure pop escape, filled with rising synth chimes and an upbeat, bombastic chorus to shake off any lingering woe. Will from the band explains the track in more detail, “’Higher’ is a song about that place we all go to when things get grim. It’s a song with a simple message: sometimes it’s ok to retreat into our own imaginations. We wanted the track to sound bold and have this huge vocal sound like Pastor T L Barrett and the Youth for Christ Choir. We also wanted to create a strong tropical feel to help conjure up an image of our own desert island, the island of OUTLYA.”

Ok, so ‘Higher’ is nothing you’ve not heard before, but that doesn’t stop it from wrapping you in its warm glow and lifting you off the work wagon with a joyous sense of relief and a reminder that you don’t have to carry one more grubby dinner plate or make 10 decaf skinny lattes for a bunch of rude retirees (assuming you are a slave to the service industry like me, of course). See you on the other side…


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