Ex-Hellions member Matt Gravolin has unveiled a soaring new single under his current musical project, Agnes Manners today. Titled ‘Alaym’, the track also features Deez Nuts vocalist JJ Peters and it is an eclectic blend of musical styles melting together to create an emotional, yet uplifting soundtrack.
Featuring an incredibly catchy hook in the chorus, ‘Alaym’ produces all of the feelgood emotions and has you feeling nostalgic AF. Instrumentally, the song is heavily inspired by 2000s pop/R&B and it kinda throws you back to that ‘These Kids’ song by Australian rapper Joel Turner. The band iterate:
“JJ’s verses helped us to solidify that nostalgic element, with his interpretation centred around family experiences rather than a romantic one. In my view, it makes for an entirely different listen. Our love and respect for the man is boundless. The reimagined ending is a favourite moment – the countermelody was sort of a happy accident we stumbled into. We all loved it so much that we’ve performed it that way live ever since. We hope you love the tune as much as we do!”
Huge tune guys, and not just for the nostalgia. If your ears are tickling to hear more from these guys, revisit Agnes Manners’ debut album Fantasia Famish here to get around their big potential in Australian rock!
Words By Tamara May @citylightstam
Stream ‘Alaym (featuring JJ Peters)’ here