Some days you just need a little pick-me-up of bright, bubbly pop music to lift your spirits. That's exactly what I found when I clicked play on "ALLO!" by Canadian indie pop duo Wotts.
"ALLO!" It's one of those songs that's just impossible to listen to without feeling happy. The sound is heavily influenced by bands like Pond and Djo, blending indie pop with psychedelic flavors. On "ALLO!", they seamlessly blend those styles with dancey pop sensibilities for an ultra-fun, retro yet fresh track.
Light guitars jangle and shimmer throughout, while the vocals soar overhead. Underneath, keyboards twinkle and bounce along, building energy with each listen. It's easy to imagine dancing around a bedroom or kitchen while singing along. The production brings out all the bright, sunny elements of the track - you can almost feel the warmth of the sun's rays while listening. It's the perfect accompaniment to a morning walk or drive with the windows down on a nice day.
What I really appreciate about Wotts is their ability to craft tracks that are feel-good without being too saccharine or shallow. There's a sincerity to the lyrics and delivery that gives the song heart, even as it puts a smile on your face. At the same time, the instrumental work demonstrates real musical skill and creativity. You can tell this isn't just a silly little pop ditty - there's artistry behind every element.
"ALLO!" is the lead single from Wotts' upcoming EP "PETALS," which the duo tells a story through its songs. I'm excited to hear how that story unfolds with their unique blend of indie, psychedelia, and Dance Pop flavors. Based on "ALLO!", it seems the EP will be full of energetic, smile-inducing songs flawless for summer playlists or anytime you need a cheerful pick-me-up.
Whether you're looking for a new music discovery, something upbeat to listen to on your way to work, or just want to dance around your living room, I highly recommend giving Wotts and "ALLO!" a chance. Its sunny charm is sure to brighten your day. Be sure to follow the duo on social media and keep an eye out for the full "PETALS" release - I have a feeling this is just the beginning for Wotts and their feel-good brand of indie pop.