Since we last checked in with London 4-piece Flyte, they’ve gone and signed to Island Records and been grafting hard in the studio with Courtney Barnett producer Burke Reid. You might remember their quirky track ‘Over and Out‘ and their impressive cover version series that includes this tdf barber-shop quartet style rendition of ‘Archie, Marry Me‘.
If their new track ‘Echoes’ – premiering right here – is anything to go by it seems like the partnership with Burke Reid was a match made in heaven. It’s a spiky reverb heavy track with a verse that brings to mind Crowded House (remember when Miley Cyrus and Ariana Grande covered ‘Don’t Dream It’s Over‘?) before launching into an tender but icy synth chorus. The track also features the soon to be legendary line, “The scene where Donald Sutherland / got hot between the sheets / had really got her going.”
Anyway, here’s what Flyte frontman Will Taylor messaged us about the track:
We wanted to start with something thoughtful and introspective. Echoes is a turning, twisting melody about trying to hold on to meaning, living in the afterglow of a significant moment in time.