The track uneasily fuses alternative pop with a metal-tinged edge.
On her deeply personal and immersive new single ‘Somehow I’m Alive’, Carley Varley showcases the uniqueness and creativity that bleeds through both her genre-defying songwriting and captivating storytelling.
The track skirts uneasily between alternative pop and a more hard-edged rock sound, with distorted guitars emerging from out of nowhere to amplify the feelings of intensity and anxiety within the sound. There is a real weight to the sound that the instrumentation and the lyrics both uphold in such a powerful fashion, and the way that the track creates this sense of anxiety and feeling trapped with your thoughts makes for a really memorable listen. All in all, the track’s defiance of genre convention and the personality and heart that Carley Varley pours into it feels both fresh and exciting while packing this really authentic, harrowing edge, a masterpiece in crafting sounds that leak with both unique style and substance.