SINGLE REVIEW: Lakelend – Supernova

Earlier this year Lakelend introduced himself to listeners through the exciting indie-pop debut single ‘Fall Down’. The uplifting track intertwined pulsating synths and polished beats that had you immediately grooving along to the euphoric production. But the most exciting thing about listening to this song was knowing that it was only the beginning. 

The Melbourne based singer-songwriter is finally ready to pick-up the formalities of his introduction with his highly anticipated follow up single, ‘Supernova’. Beginning with atmospheric synths, the song builds into this big collision of pulsating synths, beats and synthesised strings which really feels like a moment in itself on the track. The hook pops with this vocal sample that echoes “you are” which will immediately get stuck in your head upon the very first listen. 

It has an immediate heavier pop influence compared to ‘Fall Down’, and hears him citing influences from the likes of LAUV, Chelsea Cutler and LANY to find his own unique mix of emotions, pop, and dancing on this track.

Contrasting the upbeat production with a tender and honest reflection on the uncertainties of love, he dives into learning to let go when something inevitably ends. “I used to be sad and broken ‘till I found someone new. A breath of fresh air is something, something I found in you” he sings during the second verse. 

‘Supernova’ is a song that you can imagine dancing along to at a festival with your hands unapologetically in the air the entire time, and I’m going to manifest that into reality because I’m ready.