Norwegian band conjures unique blend of psych pop sounds on debut LP
Overcity‘s debut album Currently Sun is a sonically impressive journey that showcases the band’s ability to infuse their music with uplifting energy. Drawing inspiration from an eclectic mix of artists such as Frank Sinatra, Todd Terje, and Tame Impala, the trio creates a nostalgic soundscape that captivates the listener from start to finish.
Tracks like “Old School Love,” “Peach Garden,” and “I Belong To You” transport us to dreamy landscapes, enveloping us in a sweet haze of nostalgia. Overcity’s influences from Thundercat, Blood Orange, and Toro y Moi are evident in these songs, adding depth and complexity to their sound. The band’s use of analogue tape further enhances the old-school authenticity, giving the album a warm and inviting vibe.
The standout track, “Beautiful Feels,” combines a catchy drum and bassline with romantic lyrics and enchanting strings. The song takes an unexpected turn towards the end, delivering a cinematic and epic composition that leaves a lasting impression.
In addition to the captivating vocals and melodies, Overcity’s instrumental tracks – particularly “J.S Nach” with its Bach-inspired organ melody and rapid drumming – showcase the band’s exceptional musical abilities.
Currently Sun is a cohesive collection of 11 tracks that demonstrates their dedication to authenticity and sound quality. With their unique blend of influences and their ability to transport listeners to a sunlit world. You can give it a spin below: