Having been responsible for dropping little Indie gems in ‘Kiss Me Now’ and ‘Can You Hear Now’, UPSAHL returns with new single ‘The Other Team’, her first on the newly re-launched Arista Records. This major label debut is infectious as as it charming, and I’ve got the chorus stuck in my head forever now.
“I wrote ‘The Other Team’ on the last day of a month-long writing trip,” says UPSAHL. “A few minutes into the session, the concept just sort of came to me, ‘Everyone can relate to being into someone that they know they can’t have’.” This is certainly – sometimes I wish I could have someone who’s a Domino’s delivery driver and have unlimited access to free pizza, but alas I cannot.
This glorious little Pop is sweet in execution, with synthesisers producing lush layers of sound in the atmosphere against little jitters of guitars and rolling drums that sound straight out of a tropical paradise. UPSAHL leads the way, dropping one of the simplest but most effective choruses around. ‘The Other Team’ is a delightfully catchy number, and one that definitely teases us successfully for UPSAHL’s upcoming EP in 2019.