SINGLE REVIEW: Overrated by TIA

TIA has been called a ‘Melbourne powerhouse with her mind-blowing vocal chops, with comparisons to pop icons like Bishop Briggs and Dua Lipa,’ by Triple J Unearthed. Following the success of her 2021 release Belong, the emerging music star has released Overrated, a heavenly slice of contemporary pop exploring the pros and cons of teen love, whose mysterious nature is as universal and accessible as the track’s array of killer hooks. TIA has attracted across-the-board play with her tracks, including features and adds on Triple J, Stingray Music & Mood Media In-Store Playlisting across multiple playlists, Teen Breathe Magazine, 4ZZZ, Southern Cross Austereo SEA 90.9 and NOVA Entertainment’s Coles Radio, to name a few. As TIA says about her latest release, ‘This song is about whether falling in love in your teenage years is worth the hype or if it is overrated. I wrote this to show the cycle that goes through our minds when you are always the single friend, and I hope other people can relate.’ Overrated begins with a series of guitar-based textures and patterns, setting up the song’s pulse while helping initiate the track’s dynamic. The verse and pre-chorus parts are melodically on-point, leading to a chorus that incorporates repetition, effective note choices and a self-assured vocal performance, establishing the central hook and delivering in the emotional pull department. By the second cycle of this arrangement, the track has been augmented by the addition of pads, background voices and an overall lift in intensity. The chorus’s tagline is used to affect a mood change, ushering in a bridge that strips the music back to reveal a more overt rawness and vulnerability. But, of course, the governing tenet of the lyric does encompass an openess, a coming of age revelation that’s as potentially poignant to the young as it is to the old. Whether it’s her recent experience of touring with Tones and I or releasing her brand of identifiable modern indie pop, TIA’S new track is the break-out record of her career and a hands-down hit.

RJ Frometa
Author: RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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