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The Latest Fallout - Single Review: Love On The Ceiling

04 Aug 2017 // A review by butch181
The Latest Fallout are a Hamilton act that fall along the Alt-Rock/Alt-Pop veins, with a style of music that focuses on the happier, more positive-emotion topics when it comes to their lyrical content. You could quite easily compare their style to the likes of Paramore, AFI, or Fall Out Boy, though their style has moved slightly away from the guitar focus, towards atmospheric keys and synth more recently.

Love On The Ceiling is a great example of this transition, where the first minute of the song is spent building up through an ambient soundscape to the chorus, until the guitars are brought into it. While the track begins with a sense of tranquility and peacefulness, it jumps into a riff full of energy, with the message of "dancing on the ceiling", which pays a great homage to Lionel Richie's Dancing On The Ceiling. Love On The Ceiling has some similarities in the chorus with Richie's 1986 hit, but the track is it's own separate entity and stands on its own feet. The Latest Fallout have injected vitality into the track, creating an infectious club hit, that will have the dance floor singing along, arms in the air.

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