SINGLE REVIEW: My Hero (PACIFIC AVENUE)
SINGLE My Hero // ARTIST Pacific Avenue
The world may be a mess right now, but if you're in need for some sunny vibes to soothe your soul, look no further than the divine My Hero from Kiama-based quartet Pacific Avenue.
Following the release of their debut EP Strawberry Skies just last year, Pacific Avenue have steadily erupted since their inception in 2017, finding themselves beloved by fans and tastemakers around the country while carving up supports alongside The Wombats, Skeggs, Lime Cordiale, Ocean Alley and many, many more. But while their laid-back brand of indie rock and roll had already found itself pretty easily beloved, 2020 finds the Pacific Avenue gents armed with a diabolical amount of polish and flair courtesy of their brand new tune My Hero which dropped yesterday.
Jammed full of swirling textures, fuzzed-up guitars and lashings of dreamy swoon, My Hero balances itself between airy glee and focused swagger as the gents flex their personalities and nuanced writing chops beneath a deceptively simple canvas. Throwing in some sizzling guitar solos, snappy rhythmics and the ever-creamy stylings of frontman Harry O'Brien, My Hero ultimately offers a refuge from the current state of the world not just stylistically but also with its narrative laden with hope:
“The song was written on a holiday, where I met someone that in the moment I never thought I’d see again and everything about this person just seemed to amaze me, the idea of ‘My Hero’ came about because they had all the beautiful things that made you be able to stop and forget about the world for a minute, and with music that’s exactly what we want to help people do as well." – Harry O’Brien, vocals
And it's not just a brand new tune jumping out of the Pacific Avenue camp, with the gents also tossing in a music vid to boot with the band teaming up with South Coast comedians The Inspired Unemployed to film at their local beach when life was a little bit simpler. Whether you're in need of a good escape from binging every single show on Netflix or not, do yourself a favour and go cop a listen of My Hero and forget your troubles with this balmy tune.
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BY TIANA SPETER