One of the most wonderful aspects of the indie genre is its ability to uplift with rippling instrumentation of sonic codes that warm the soul, regardless of the message layered underneath it. And, the Ireland-hailing indie-rock collective, modernlove. are here to make this abundantly clear as they drop their latest tune, “Us”.
A heartbreak anthem at its core, the newest cut from the incomparable 4-piece taps into those forever-torturous-yet-relatable feelings associated with falling in and out of love during the primary years of adulthood. But, while this theme makes for a tear-jerking tune, the brand ensure that their release ignites a joy inside of listeners as the twang of electric guitars and waves of euphoric instrumentation culminate in an undeniably uplifting sound, one which is ushered along by the rasp of the band’s enchantingly wispy vocals.
When speaking on their new track, the band explains,”‘Us’ is actually the first tune we ever wrote together. It’s such a raw song in every sense of the word: the energy, the lyrics, the production. It’s the blueprint for how we write music as a band. Once we wrote that song, something clicked with us. There’s something weirdly romantic about it even though it’s a break-up tune, it’s hopeful and uplifting. That push and pull is something that has come to define our teens and early twenties, and we just love the idea of a raucous crowd singing along even though it’s a sad song.”
And, while the track itself is worthy of praise, that is not where the band plans on stopping as they drop the track’s accompanying visuals. A hazy ode to the genre they are currently operating in, we are now welcomed to enjoy the scenes of the collective putting on a stellar vocal and instrumental performance as their fluid silhouettes lay over grainy colour-blocked backings, a visual delight to those who witness it. And, the flash of an angelic-looking woman and an energetic crowd entering into the scene simultaneously during the track’s bridge also stands as the perfect visual representation of the track’s duality, making it all the more masterful.
Head below to listen to “Us”…