Alta Falls are back with a bang with their new single, ‘Sun In My Eyes’. It’s a sonically stunning piece of music, but the lyrics tell a different story.
The lyrics on ‘Sun In My Eyes’ paint a sad, anti-love story, from the opening scene, where the protagonist has lost someone they love.
“Not just my lover, not somebody who slips your mind”, sings Alta Falls. “It’s burning a hole inside, it feels like the sun’s in my eyes”.
On the new single, Alta Falls says, “‘Sun In My Eyes’ is about a long distance relationship, where one of our mates had a girlfriend who left Brisbane to start a new job. They stayed together for a while, but eventually it ended when she left him for someone else. The song’s about how painful that experience was for him, and the feeling of losing your special someone forever.”
Recorded during the onset of COVID-19, the song began to have more of an “all-encompassing” feeling. As couples, friends, and families across the world found themselves separated from their loved ones, ‘Sun In My Eyes’ took on a whole new meaning.
The instrumentals totally contrast to the story told in the lyrics though. Patterned percussion laced in synths create this uplifting yet pulsating pop track.
The duo are gearing up for the release of their debut EP. It was produced by Aidan Hogg (Jaguar Jonze, Holy Holy) and features Sebastian ‘Baz’ Jennings Hingston (Tia Gostelow) on drums.
They shared an acoustic take on ‘Into You’ earlier this month.
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Alta Falls’ two previous releases have been making noise in the Aussie indie-pop scene. Dave Ruby Howe described ‘Take Me On Down’ as, “Spring loaded indie pop with a neon heartbeat.”
Declan Byrne described their last single ‘Into You’ as, “Uplifting.” Going on to say, “The Stranger Things-esque production keeps a nice element of mystery too so it doesn’t feel too sweet.”
“Sun In My Eyes” is available on all platforms now
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