Feature: Abbey Lane – Afterthoughts

Edge and desire in a dreamy and nostalgic package; ‘Afterthoughts’ the latest release from Abbey Lane is a short and sweet 6-track EP flows together in an irresistible, smooth dose of signature indie pop-rock.

Afterthoughts as the title suggests, takes the time to reflect on relationships and the things left unsaid in a musical journey that balances nostalgic rock guitar edge and a daze of indie vocals.

With expert guitar and Abbey’s versatile vocals that are both powerful and dreamy, each song feels faintly familiar and entirely captivating.

Afterthoughts is an amalgam of perspectives on relationships, with all songs circling the theme of things that didn’t get to be said and reflecting on a relationship in hindsight,” Abbey said of the release.

Starting off the album, ‘My Mistake (Again)’ is a dream, with summery guitar and warm, bold drums. Abbey Lane’s vocals through this track are sweet and tender but packed full of vocal power as she explores how it feels easy to go back to an old relationship, even if it’s not good.

The daydream guitar tones flow into ‘Shot in the Dark’, which carries on the soft indie charm with a catchy pop beat. With a bouncy backing track and sad, tender vocals, this song navigates what it’s like to give a relationship a shot even when a relationship feels doomed from the start. It’s followed by ‘Constellations’, which uses wistful guitar, romantic and tender lyrics, and a bold amp edge to tell the story of saying goodbye to someone you’re still in love with.

‘Darling’ is a softer side, with gentle acoustic guitar and subtle heartbeat drums. It’s pure and loving and explores the fears and joys of falling in love. Then, picking up on this trend of acoustic guitar is ‘Stuck in this Moment’, which starts with slow acoustic guitar and electronic drums and tender vocals that develop into a fast-paced and passionate song reflecting on the good parts of a relationship and yearning for good times.

The final song on the album, ‘State of Mind’, is an addictive dose of indie rock with an iconic, nostalgic feel. With emotion-packed vocals and intense bursts of guitar and drums, this song takes you through the journey of going from lovers to barely acquaintances.

Dive into Abbey Lane’s EP ‘Afterthoughts‘, out everywhere now.

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