SINGLE REVIEW: Cry Club – Obvious

If you’ve been lucky enough to witness Cry Club live, then you will already know that they are one of Australia’s best live acts. But I can’t stress this fact enough to anyone that hasn’t seen them live yet, because they really are.

Their high octane energy is contagious, their songs are super catchy and full of angst, they create a safe inclusive space for everyone within the venue/festival they are at, and you can’t help but walk away from their live set with a giant smile on your face. 

Following their huge sold out East Coast tour, the Melbourne duo have got a new song for their fans to embrace, and it’s a bit of a banger. 

‘Obvious’ is a shiny pop-rock track that they’ve been playing in their live set for a little while and sonically sits in the same polished realm as ‘Two Hearts’. It’s not as gritty or as punk driven as ‘DFTM’ and ‘Robert Smith’, but provides a cohesive contrast between everything they’ve released, their live aesthetic and the direction they want to head towards. 

The song reflects on the problems you can’t solve in life and feeling completely helpless in the situation you are put in, so you just go out and try to forget all of the things you can’t control. It’s the moment of realisation of knowing there are better ways to deal with something, but also just living in the moment and doing whatever you need to get by. 

“I’ve been out every night this week. I’m not sure I know how to speak without a glass of wine in hand” Lead singer Heather Riley sings during the opening moments of the song. They then confess during the bridge that they know this isn’t the best way to handle the situation, but it’s the only way they can right now. “We know that this is bad for us. We know, we’ll never give it up. We know, nothing is good enough. We know, we’re all just acting tough until we think of something better”. 

‘Obvious’ highlights their strong ability in combining pop and rock elements together seamlessly while cohesively making a song that feels genuine to their growing artistry. It’s also just catchy as fuck, and has a oozing synth that intertwines smoothly with the syncopated drum beat. 

Cry Club are a band that Australia needs. They are already the voice of so many young people that feel a little confused with the world and just need to let their feelings out, and they are destined to be the voice of so many more. 

Cry Club Live Dates

Saturday 14 March – Brunswick Music Festival – Melbourne

Saturday 21 March – U’Ball 2020 – Adelaide

Sunday 27 July – Splendour In The Grass – Byron Bay