Cavalane: 'SO / LOW' / Single Review
What would an 80's pop-rock song sound like in the year of 2019? ‘SO / LOW’ by Cavalane.
Cavalane is a five-piece Swedish pop-rock band, widely influenced by the likes of The 1975, Paramore, and Fall Out Boy. The band formed in 2015, now including members Jakob Wedlund (vocals), Joakim Hällnäs (guitar/vocals), Pontus Flygare (guitar), Jakob Alf (bass/vocals), and Leon Höglund (drums/pads).
‘SO / LOW’ challenges the new pop-rock era by persuading their audience through their vintage sound, but still managing to follow the mainstream. ‘SO / LOW’ creates great shades of layers by trespassing the vocal-pop boundaries. With soaring musicality, it becomes a great new rock band, travelling through time and coming back again. The colours that the guitars give throughout the song definitely compliment their style, enhancing the genre and delivering a great performance.
Sonically, the song is reminiscent of early 80's with a flavour of new radio pop, conjoined in a way that makes the song a new and refreshing take on an otherwise overused pop form.
Cavalane’s experimental delivery gives us something more than just another song, and we can’t wait to hear more from them.
Written by Ana Bulnes Castillo