Overcity’s debut album, “Currently Sun,” is a sonically impressive journey that showcases their mastery of electronic synth instruments. Comprised of Fieh, Mall Girl, and Tigerstate, the trio consisting of Ola Øverby, Iver A. Tandsether, and Christian Franzén, delivers an 11-track collection filled with uplifting energy and dreamy nostalgia.
Drawing inspiration from a diverse range of artists, including Frank Sinatra, Todd Terje, Tame Impala, The Beatles, and the Beach Boys, Overcity creates an expansive soundscape that transports listeners to a world of retro charm. Tracks like “Old School Love,” “Peach Garden,” and “I Belong To You” captivate with their sweet guitar and vocal melodies, evoking a consistent romantic quality.
The standout track, “Beautiful Feels,” masterfully blends an upbeat drum and bassline with romantic lyrics and sweet strings. It takes listeners on a nostalgic journey, culminating in a cinematic and epic composition that hints at a bittersweet ending to the love story.
The album also showcases Overcity’s musical abilities through instrumental tracks like “J.S Nach” and “Whip it!” In particular, “J.S Nach” stands out with its Bach-inspired organ melody and rapid drumming, demonstrating the band’s technical prowess.
“Currently Sun” is a testament to Overcity’s dedication to authenticity and sound quality. Their use of electronic synth instruments creates a unique and captivating indie-pop experience that sets them apart in the music scene. With their retro releases, Overcity establishes themselves as a force to be reckoned with, immersing listeners in a timeless world where the sun never sets.