Flyte :: "Over and Out"

There is an implied irony when your band name is Flyte and your first proper single is called "Over and Out". True to form, the Police and Talking Heads cribbing band fills "Over and Out" with flight imagery, a syncopated strum pattern chirping from the background. It's a breezy and satisfying summer single, the chorus sailing upwards on the back of silky harmony and the unfolding-ribbon-of-good-times aesthetic that denies the very existence of melancholy. The melody echos Maxine Nightengale's "Right Back Where We Started From" but this signifer - the disco tradition - is almost entirely hidden behind a satisfying series of New Wave footnotes. "Over and Out" represents a promising debut from this four-piece, a band bent on discussing elevation, both theirs and yours.

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