EXCLUSIVE: Electro Duo Olloway's Moody New Single "Moving Out"
The high school experience is different for everybody. If you're lucky, you're one of the cool kids, and you can get out unscathed. If you're not so lucky, you'll probably be suppressing those four years of your life anyway. For Paul Kane and Brett Fabian, their high school experience had them forming a band and performing cover songs, ultimately leading the two friends to pursue two different music-related paths: Paul to study music production in New York and Brett to DJ some Vancouver house parties.
Years later, the guys joined forces once again to form FKYA, an EDM duo that raked in success with their remixes of chart-topping favorites. Things change, though, and people grow. This year, the guys re-evaluated their talents and re-branded as Olloway, a genre-bending electronic project.
Earlier this month, we shared "Haunted," the group's second single. Now, on the heels of their debut EP of the same name (dropping super soon), we're stoked to exclusively premiere their third single, "Moving Out." The song certainly speaks for itself, but we wanted to hear from the masterminds themselves. We asked Brett and Paul about the track and here's what they had to say:
"'Moving Out' is a song about moving on from a toxic relationship. It's a continuation of the story being told on our EP from 'August' to 'Haunted' and now 'Moving Out.' It's about that moment at the end of a relationship where you finally see a glimpse of the person you've been fighting for them to be but it's too late. 'Moving Out' carries the cathartic feeling of moving on in the drop section. It's a triumphant release of energy almost as if to say 'F#%$ this.'"
"Moving Out" is another emotive, pulsing electro anthem from Olloway. Beginning with deep percussive thumps and rapid-fire keys, steady (and saddened) vocals drag a few contemplative verses before the chorus hits amid an explosion of rock-tinged instrumentation. The harmony here howls "Moving out, moving on / After all the love is gone / You were right, this is wrong / I don't need you anymore" with resigned urgency, simple clipped lyrics that are perfect for belting along passionately. After the bombastic breakdown passes, tender piano rings out beneath the track's return to quiet reflection. The rhythms are dark and moody, growing in desperation with fiery guitar lines and resounding synth chimes that come together for a hot-blooded swan song to toxic love.