Canadian Indie Rockers Stars Reach Deeper Into Rock's Pop Sensibilities On 'Alone': Premiere
publish date: 2017-09-21
Montreal's¬†S.a.s.†have approached writing downcast anthems¬†from several angles over their nearly twenty-year long run.¬†From what we've heard so far,¬†There Is No Love In Fluorescent Light --¬†the band's¬†upcoming album and their first on Last Gang Records --¬†appears to be digging deeper into the¬†pop sensibilities of '70s rock. Today (Sept. 21), they're premiering the album's new single "Alone," premiering exclusively with .
"Alone"¬†continues on their¬†bouncy, immediately-catchy¬†path they set out on with 2014's No One Is Lost. This time around, the band¬†drain some of the submerged synths out of the mix,¬†bringing out in their place¬†hard-strummed, shimmering¬†guitars that trade off bumpy¬†riffs. The result crisscrosses the airy,¬†Mirage-era warmth of Fleetwood Mac¬†with¬†Stars' own lyrical empathy -- something that's become increasingly direct in its intentions.