Ever since White Novels released their debut single ‘On The Bottle’ back in June I knew this was a band I was going to watch out for! You can imagine how excited I was to see that they were releasing their new single ‘Over Again’ and I can promise you it’s an absolute belter!
When I seen the artwork for ‘Over Again’ I knew it was going to be something special. It instantly stands out with the bright purple, orange and blue colours leaving you wanting to hear the White Novels track instantly. Vocalist and songwriter, Jack Bestow explores the fear of sleep paralysis within the lyrics of the track. Jack was also joined by band mates Bethany and Carron Miller when writing the tune to create something different to anything seen in the Scottish music scene at the moment. White Novels wanted the track to have an 80’s feel and experimented with different synth sounds taking influence from various acts such as; Talking Heads, Depeche Mode and The Pet Shop Boys.
The track is slightly different from other releases but shows a strong growth within the band as they find their distinctive sound that will no doubt draw in a massive crowd to gigs when lockdown is over. ‘Over Again’ opens with a catchy synth hook that will leave you humming along all day, from the moment I heard it I knew I was going to love the song.
The opening lyrics “Trying so hard to stay alive” set a theme for the rest of the track as they are echoed throughout various parts of the song. You can also hear harmonies throughout the chorus with “over and over and over again” creating the haunting theme relating to sleep paralysis.
‘Over Again’ is an excellent song for White Novels to start the year with, if it’s anything to go by I know they will have a great year ahead of them. I can’t wait to see what else the band produce. If you do one thing today make sure you give White Novels a listen. If this live video is anything to go by I can’t wait to see White Novels live.
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