SINGLE REVIEW: Over You by TSTY

Perth basedTSTY has just released the follow-up to their enormously successful track Broken which was taken from their EP Stuck in a Photograph. The new track is called Over You and is a slight departure from the sound of their previous releases. Over You is another indie-pop track yet with imbued with reggae flavours and an irresistible series of melodic lines and self-assured and sophisticated performances from the band whose members are: Chezni Watson (lead vocals), Claudia Calabrese (keyboard/vocals), brothers Reece (guitar/vocals) & Caleb Lenzo (bass) and James Papanaoum (drums). The group formed after meeting at a local music school in their hometown of Perth and the chemistry between these musicians is well and truly working at an optimum level on Over You. The evocative synth and voice textures of the intro soon transform into the full-bodied cadences of Chezni’s vocal, marvellously strident and effortlessly compelling. The rest of the band kick in on the second verse which goes through another verse cycle, an emotive pre-chorus until the chorus happens, a striking combination of lush vocals, rhythmically astute dynamics and persuasive melodic fervour. The new track not only reveals the self-assured songwriting skills of the band but the member’s attention to detail and a nuanced and intelligent collective aesthetic sensibility. The sound is contemporary, utilising technological elements blended with the organic and all supercharged by Chezni’s mesmerising performance. The lyric is an exploration of self-empowerment and confidence, universal and relatable and an invigorating aspect of the track. The choice to have the band’s obvious musical skills converge with aurally sweet studio smarts will no doubt enable TSTY to reach the next level of their blossoming career. Over You packs an emotional punch as well as being an accessible indie pop song with an appealing dance/reggae edge, one that will surely attract the interest of radio as well as streaming sites everywhere.

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