After the year of trials and tribulations had by all it’s safe to say that many people wish they could stop the clock and rewind to a time before the chaos that is COVID 19 and none more than overpass. Their newest track, ‘Stop the Clock’, sees the Birmingham indie band sing about looking forward to the future after overcoming the obstacles put in their path.
Formed back in 2020 just before the pandemic, the band have gained considerable attention with over 80,000 views across social media platforms and have an ever growing fanbase with their first two singles ‘One Night Lover’ and ‘Otherside of Midnight’ received an outpouring of praise, as well as numerous BBC Introducing radio plays. Speaking of the new track, overpass said: “’Stop the Clock’ is all about coming out of a dark period and realising that there are plenty of good things to look forward to in the future once you overcome the obstacles in your path. We think that a lot of people will be able to relate to this message, especially recently with the pandemic. There have been many highs and lows over the past year, and we have all found ourselves wanting things to be different; it’s easy to wish that we could rewind the clock and erase the mess of COVID.”
“However, we can recognise that there is always a light at the end of the road, and this song is about being proud of yourself for moving forwards, even when things looked dark. Hopefully the song can carry a sense of optimism for everyone listening, particularly as it gets to summer and as restrictions are being lifted!” With clear nods to bands like Catfish and The Bottlemen, The Strokes and Arctic Monkeys heard throughout the track and a strong prominent opening bass line that could easily be compared to that of an early Kings of Leon track, ‘Stop the Clock’ is definitely a worthy addition to any indie playlist especially those perfect for a road trip.
Lyrically the song is simplistic catchy with a vocal style not dissimilar to a younger Liam Gallagher capturing the raw feeling within the track. Sonically it could be said this newest offering encompasses everything that is great about the indie genre served up in one simple treat and we’ve no doubt that their first EP will be a great hit.
Words by Lauren Gosling