SINGLE REVIEW: Slowly Slowly – Nothing On 

If you thought you knew what to expect from Slowly Slowly sonically, then think again. The Melbourne four-piece are ready to shake things up and give listeners a whole new soundscape to dive into with the infectiously penned ‘Nothing On’. 

Immediately drawing comparisons to the likes of The 1975, LANY, and Fickle Friends, this indie pop-rock moment is very left-field for them. Layered in groovy guitar riffs, slick synths, and a catchy drum pattern, there is a distinct summer-soaked energy that radiates through the production. It’s very much not what you’d ever expect from them, but that’s exactly why it feels so right. They wanted to venture outside of their wheelhouse and give a new perspective on what a Slowly Slowly track could sound like. And they’ve delivered exactly that in all of its bold and slick glory, and its a bonafide banger.

With its playful and summer infused production, you’d be easily alluded to the idea that this is a euphoric summer anthem. But they’ve actually dived a little deeper and contrasted an emotional sentiment within the lyrical delivery. Reflecting on the world stopping due to the pandemic and the introspective monologue it opened up, lead vocalist Ben Stewart puts a spotlight on realising that he lost himself a little bit. Questioning where the fun side of him had gone, the time alone allowed him to process it and work on returning to the version of him that he wanted to be. “If I breach the code are you gonna talk me down? Cause that ledge looks pretty, but not when you’re in front of it” he sings. But there is a distinct cheekiness and playfulness intertwined that compliments the banger territory they’ve steered towards. “Come round, I got nothing on. It would be rude not to play along. I’ve been waiting for so damn long, to see you with nothing on”.  An absolute tune!

Slowly Slowly 2022 Australian Tour

Friday April 29 – Metro Theatre, Sydney

Friday May 7 – Princess Theatre, Brisbane

Saturday May 14 – The Forum, Melbourne

Friday May 20 – Lion Arts Factory, Adelaide

Saturday May 21 – Rosemount Hotel, Perth

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