It took just one listen of The Aces’ effervescent debut single Stuck last year for me to fall for their brand of sparkling, syncopated pop and the Utah band’s latest release Physical, out today, strikes all the right chords, not to mention harmonies, to win over old fans – and new ones – all over again.
“‘Physical’ is about being unamused with purely sexual relationships,” the band told NPR who premiered the track. “Casual intimacy is so glamorized in society, and we wanted to bring our perspective to the table. Being physical is obviously fun, but it can quickly become lackluster if that’s the only thing a relationship has going for it. Substance is so important and underrated.”
With the charts front weighted with music that equally lacks any real substance, you could argue that the same thing applies to the commercial music scene but The Aces’ old fashioned approach to turning out galloping pop tunes that are both lyrically rich and hugely accessible without all the gimmicks puts them in the same league as many of their superior pop counterparts.
Time to get excited about their debut EP I Don’t Like Being Honest which comes out 23 June.