The track feels harrowing and beguiling in equal measure.
Packed with haunting imagery and a really cool, atmospheric sound, latest Abby Sage single ‘Pool Party’ sees the artist continue to establish herself as a riveting and exciting force in modern alternative pop.
The track possesses this sense of danger throughout, with Abby’s lyrics carrying a subtle sinister quality that is completely no sold by the nonchalance of her ice cool vocal performance. It’s not just that these kids are being thrown out into a world of technology and realities that they are in no way prepared for, it’s that we’ve seen it all before, and will continue to, and the deftness at which Abby Sage alludes to all this attests to an artist who is always doing more with her music and looking to make statements. This isn’t just nice sounding songs with catchy hooks and melodies (which are still, all there), this is music intended to spark a conversation, operating at a more transient and thoughtful level, and all while maintaining this effortless sense of cold coolness and guile.
“Pool Party is a metaphor for kids not being prepared for the world. “Pool party kids can’t swim, they ask nobody just sink to the bottom and think (off the deep end)” Kids are dealt a tough hand, having such a vast amount of information at their fingertips with nobody to guide them or explain what it all means. They have to drown to learn.”