Track Review

Track Review: I’m At A Loss // Alta Falls

Covid-19 had all of us experiencing isolation, fear, panic and stress because of the uncertainty; however, the members of Alta Falls also experienced musical inspiration. After spending most of the past two years together, the Australian duo began creating a unique sound lying somewhere between electropop and indie. Featured on notable blogs and radio stations/playlists, Alta Falls has turned the heads of critics from Portugal’s Roadie Music to the UK’s Music For The Misfits. The latest addition to their discography is the single ‘I’m At A Loss’.

Following their track ‘The Space In Between’, Alta Falls pick up the pace in the “straight electropop” single ‘I’m At A Loss’. Unlike ‘The Space In Between’, the new song is more up-tempo, high-paced and, well, electronic than their previous material. Lying somewhere between The Weeknd and New Young Pony Club but tinged with a more synth-driven The Wombats, Alta Falls is melodic, catchy and intoxicating.

With a determination to remain connected with their audiences, ‘I’m At A Loss’ not only sends audiences swirling in an intimate sonic whirlpool but included them in the formation of the track. Lead singer Nathanael explains that “the words ‘I’m at a loss’ came to me out of the blue while Matt was showing me a new song idea he had been playing around with. The phrase intrigued me, so I reached out to our followers on Discord and asked them what ‘I’m at a loss’ means to them. Their answers formed the inspiration for the lyrics of the song.” As such, the song is vulnerable, emotional and moving.

While the new single has a strong contemporary pop feel, there is a nostalgic whimsy felt (or rather heard) in the melody – a throwback to the 80s synth-pop world. As I mentioned, Alta Falls has created a vulnerable song with ‘I’m At A Loss’ delicately exploring what the phrase means to them and all of you – “an overwhelming feeling of being lost in the unknown, yet breathing through the present and holding high hopes for the future”

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