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False Heights - Single Review: Caught Up

21 Jul 2021 // A review by Chris Chick

The Taupo based pop duo False Heights have released their new single Caught Up and it is a corker. From the get go, the song takes me from the mid-winter blues (as I write this review) to the yearning of a wonderful sun filled summer on its way. Its happy beat reverberates through most of my body, except my toes as they are still thawing out from the previous mornings frost.

The song itself is about the dangers of getting caught up in a life of everything you need and feeling like you are going insane to break the mold. The video is well done and really compliments the vibe of the song from start to finish. The one thing about this song that really makes it special to me is the fact it goes on for nearly 4 minutes but yet keeps me entertained and involved from second one to the last.

This is a really lovely pop song with a catchy rhythm that you would expect with pop songs, it is produced wonderfully with a very tight sound, I would expect this song to be a summer 'banger' but that is just me. I would suggest having a listen to this song if you enjoy that summer feeling or just need a quick pick me up.

Without hiding my obvious bias towards this song, which comes from nowhere but just listening to it, I can already sense what you think I will give this bad boy out of 5 stars. Yes that is right, a warm and fuzzy 4 stars. It is not often I give 4 stars, but I really like this song and it just seems to get better on the ears as I continue to listen to it time and time again. Fantastic work False Heights, I look forward to your next pieces of art in the near future.

Rating: ( 4 / 5 )

About False Heights

Taupo based duo False Heights have been writing infectious pop bops since they accidentally started jamming together in 2016. United by a mutual love for storytelling and their eclectic tastes in music, April Pirie (vocals/keys) and Ashley Pirie (drums/guitars/vocals) display an uncanny chemistry, co creating an adventurous sound and delivering high energy performances.

Deriving their name from a T-shirt slogan and the suburb they lived in at the time, False Heights, came about because of an old inside joke that they were the ‘typical’ local musicians living in a low rent house on a high rent street. Influenced by an array of artists, (Jimmy Eat World, The Cranberries, Taylor Swift, Bring Me The Horizon, Sigrid, Blink 182, Lorde, and the list goes on...), the duo's upcoming EP due for release in Spring 2021, boasts elements of punk, reggae, rock and a huge helping of pure unapologetic ‘mainstream’ pop.

The duo first gained attention in 2018 with their debut EP No? Who…? which shot to the top of the official NZ heatseekers chart the first week of it’s release. A hit with critics and fans alike, the six track EP served as a perfect introduction to this promising young duo. They spent the ensuing years performing around New Zealand while continuing to add new flourishes to their style.

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No? Who...?
Year: 2018
Type: EP

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