Mixing genres creates a new wave of music. One of my favorites is indie pop, chill and relaxing vibes, yet it’s uplifting, and the pop side hypes you up. This is the perfect balance of two opposites attracting.
Rerun has the potential to go viral on TikTok and be used in a trend. The vocals are accompanied by synths, guitars, and drums, to create a catchy sound. I caught myself tapping my foot after a few listens. The synths make it feel retro in a way like it’s the 90s but still keeping the modernized sound with the rest of the instruments. Vocally, the softness of her voice is exactly right for Rerun, making it that much warmer. The song is about being “stuck in a rerun” and making the same mistakes over again. Just like a rerun on TV, the moments are expected, so is it really “too late to change it?” What makes this song unique is the slight change in the chorus lyrics. Not many artists go for that risk as it might not flow or rhyme, but in Rerun, it’s effortless.
Relay Relay is a husband-and-wife duo named Jamie and Hannah Rowen based in Raleigh, North Carolina. Knowing their production studio comes from their bedroom, their tracks are even more impressive. With nearly 5,000 monthly listeners on Spotify and popular songs like High on You and Back to the Light, the duo has amassed thousands of new fans just this year. When Relay Relay isn’t producing music, they perform for running events all over the country, as they are avid runners themselves. Jamie and Hannah will keep creating free-spirited and open-minded indie pop music in the upcoming future.
Written by, Lia Tsvetanova