Following the discharge of their transferring debut single “Love Me or Not” final month, British five-piece lady band RLY have returned with their booming new single “Superpower”, which merges alt-rock instrumentation and R&B vocal jumps to supply one thing pulled from the depths of the 2010’s, harkening again to the likes of The Saturdays and Little Combine at their prime.
“The conversations that impressed ‘Superpower’ had been about embracing vulnerability and turning it right into a supply of energy,” RLY member Kyra explains of the observe’s origins, “We spoke about particular person weaknesses and the way vital it was to not let that be a barrier for anybody.”
“It’s so vital for all of us to narrate to our songs even when they’re in numerous methods,” bandmate Kelli provides, “with ‘Superpower’ all of us take one thing particular away from it for various causes. This manner, we’re all singing songs that really feel truthful to us, however extra importantly that there’s extra of an opportunity of it connecting with the individuals who hearken to it too.”
The core of RLY first got here collectively as a four-piece on spin off actuality expertise present X Issue: The Band in 2019. When Halle Williams, Virginia Hampson, Kellimarie Willis and Jess Folley determined to ask a fifth member, the band requested Kyra West to affix them and set about engaged on new materials.
“The artistic course of has been a lot enjoyable,” Virginia remembers, “It’s been full of writing a number of music, dance and vocal rehearsals making ready us for dwell exhibits while at the moment creating concepts for social media to have interaction and develop our fan base. Having 4 others to vibe 24/7 has made our time within the band a lot extra thrilling and our totally different strengths carry a lot to our venture making it really feel entire”.
“Superpower” is about to type part of RLY’s debut EP, which is anticipated in early 2024. It opens with the band’s vocal energy from the off earlier than being shortly joined by an acoustic guitar line, paying homage to the opening of Rihanna/Kanye West/Paul McCartney’s “FourFiveSeconds.”. The observe dips and dives between genres, earlier than constructing right into a triumphant crescendo of hovering falsettos. It harkens again to the age of Nelly Furtado, and wouldn’t be misplaced on a Now 67 CD in all the perfect methods. It seems like a return to less complicated occasions, simpler moments, when all it took to lift your temper was a energetic pop-power sing-along.
“It is about discovering energy inside vulnerability and turning weaknesses into strengths,” Kyra provides of the tune, “it’s a common theme that resonates with individuals from all walks of life.”