From the moment you press play on Cale and the Gravity Well‘s new single “Contessa,” you’re caught off guard. And that feeling doesn’t stop.
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First, the sound. It sounds like a washing machine, and takes up the first few seconds of the single. Interesting, but not a bad sound. Definitely engaging. And for the people who like to hear things again to make a decision, don’t worry, it comes back before the first minute ends.
Following the washing machine, a pleasant beach-y element takes over as the vocals ring in, confident and clear. The end of the first verse makes way for fun electric guitar that picks up the song’s heartbeat. Those missing the washing machine noise by this point shouldn’t worry, for the transition wouldn’t be complete without it.
The song begs to not be dissected too carefully. Lighthearted and fun, it has a certain flair for carelessness, despite flawless production. However, when the song picks up its speed, the dance beat melts away remaining doubts you may have had; this song is great.
Described by Atwood Magazine has having “edgy bounce and melodic drive,” Cale and the Gravity Well is undeniably fun to listen to. The band has that rock element about them that makes the beats melodically enjoyable.
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Contessa is an easy listen, with replay value rivaling any of your favorite albums right now. By the fourth of fifth listen, you not only anticipate that dear washing machine sound, you get a rush from it. After listening, if you don’t walk around humming the infectious way the song’s name is delivered, props are in order for your incredible self restraint.
The single is part of EP Creation Myths, out this month. A follow up to their debut record, it’s described as “An EP that crafts a story of youth, anxiety, and confrontation with the future,” which is a lot for five tracks. Needless to say, excitement is building after the delivery of “Contessa.” The blatant way the band delivers messages of everyday life is a refreshing method needed in indie rock. That, and aesthetically pleasing record covers.