Sydney’s Jet City Sports Club have emanated radiant waves of jangle pop indie joy through their past releases, and in their new single ‘Feeling It All’ they have shrugged off all restraints and unleashed a day-glo bright pop blast that positively shimmers and shakes in the golden sunshine.
The high stepping mountain scaling melodies and choruses are blistering hot, the pace frenetic and the sheen indelibly bright, and yet threaded throughout the joy there remains a slightly bittersweet tang, an effective pop ingredient in any song. But the pop sensibilities ultimately star jump into your eyes and ears.
The band says of the track:
‘Feeling it all’ is a song about the emotional rollercoaster of missing somebody that you love. Sometimes when you’re missing somebody is when you love them the most and that’s what makes being apart so difficult. Not to mention all the other emotional turmoil of life in general, it can be beautiful, poetic but also a little bit sad especially when you’re feeling everything so deeply and personally. Feeling it all is a little bit of a different direction for us musically, leaning more towards pop, and we are nervous yet very excited about the change.
The inherent tension between the untrammeled joy of the music and the themes of longing and yearning create an indelible contrast. It’s another lockdown baby, according to band member Lilla:
Jack and I started writing Feeling it all last year in lock-down and we originally thought we should sell it off to some pop-star haha. Then when we started recording with Fletcher we fleshed it out, bumping ideas off one another and the rest sort of just fell into place.
The result positively shines:
Jet City Sports Club will be touring over the next couple of weeks – details below. According to the band:
We’ll be playing in Jervis Bay, Wollongong and Sydney. We’re just off the back of an Australian tour so we wanted to scale it back for this one and do some nice intimate shows closer to home before touring again early next year.
Feature Photograph: Ruby Boland