Album Review: Flyte – The Loved Ones

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Indie Rock | Indie Pop


If there’s a modern band to prove that sometimes a sound doesn’t need to be new to feel refreshing, it’s Flyte.

With their debut album, The Loved Ones, the band delivers us music that feels like meeting an old, dear friend in a new location and circumstance.

As much as Flyte deserves its own recognition as its own unit, the first song on the album, “Faithless”, begs to be compared to the music of the British Invasion. It’s hard not to be sucked into the murky waters of the song, painted by cascading harmonies and its anthemic and utterly beltable chorus. It’s a true song out of time.

For everything “Faithless” is, next comes powerhouse track “Victoria Falls”. A monumental success for a debut album, “Victoria Falls” is groovy and gripping and emanates this filter of fearlessness that I wish I could see all of life through.

Other album highlights include; “Cathy Come Home”, an investigative narrative whose musicality is as warm as its lyrics are accusatory; all regrets and rash decisions, “Sliding Doors” puts to music the agony of wondering what could have been, while the delightfully indie pop “Little While Lies” sounds like it could fit easily into the score of the show Stranger Things.

The Loved One’s triumphant conclusion comes in the band’s cover of Alvvays’ “Archie, Marry Me”. Warm and ethereal, the song sounds as if it should belong in a cathedral… the alternative scene’s answer to those of us are tired of hearing brides walk down the aisle to Train’s “Marry Me”.

Flyte’s debut album is exciting and moving, with tracks that are too large to be contained by headphones. Genuine and whole, The Loved Ones paves the way for an already exciting musical career for Flyte.