The New Apollos have taken Popdust's summer by storm -- issuing a sequence of three separate but equally-dynamic projects is no small feat and they don't take the task lightly. Following the releases of In the Shade in May and Against the Wind at the end of June, the trio -- comprised of lead singer Neill Maccallum, Karen Walker (on keys) and Isobel Ward (on bass) -- dabble in psychedelic and euphoric folk-pop on their third and final summer release, Green Light. Heavy on syrupy synth, rattling percussion and ghostly melodies, the project is their boldest, most provocative and most undeniably left-of-center yet.
"The tracks are an eclectic mix of experimental acoustic pop, with some outliers in there to keep things interesting," Maccallum shares with us -- the EP premieres exclusively today (July 25) below. "'Hat in Hand' is a reflective track while the title track "Green Light" is an upbeat electric standard, centered around an arpeggiated bass sound in the world of Tetris. This one was produced by John MacCallum of The Henry Millers."
He continues, detailing several other key tracks, "'See me' and 'Savannah' are quirky, Beatles-like jangly tracks recorded at our practice space in Brooklyn, Purple Pianos. 'Power Over Me' is a tribute to classic rock and roll. We mixed, mastered, engineered and produced all tracks except [the title cut]."
The entrancing power the band displays on this particular project is a marvel. Songs like You Light Me Up and See Me could, indeed, have been Beatles classics. That says everything about their talents in crafting timeless narratives and being able to rise high above their contemporaries in every imaginable way.
Listen to Green Light below:
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