TOTD: Vallis Alps – “Young”
As the seasons change and the chilly weather rolls in, the chill music rolls with it. We naturally favor darker music in the darker months, perhaps in some sort of cathartic way we want to embody the coldness in the air. However, there are a few chill artists out there that add a little something to allow a some warmth and light to shine through. Today’s track of the day has the melodic tones and minor chords perfect for a gloomy fall day, yet adds a beat. It’s almost impossible not to bob your head a little while listening to “Young” by Vallis Alps.
Starting out with a unforgettable arpeggio, “Young” has a deceptive start until the driving beat enters, setting the dark yet catchy tone. Reminiscent of a heartbeat, the bass continues to drive the song until it is overpowered only by singer Parissa‘s soothing and flawless voice. An unforgettably beautiful guitar riff haunts the entire track, leaving breadcrumbs for the listener to follow along with the vocals. The beat drops out and Parissa enters into the listeners mind, telling broken pieces of a story one may feel as a previous personal experience. The chorus enters quite quickly and one hears a poetic rhythm that refuses to leave the listener long after its conclusion. The beat drops out again and Parissa continues her eerie poem. As the chorus enters a second time, the listener can’t help but attempt to sing along, already recognizing the rhythm and soothing guitar. The song breaks down and Parissa’s voice becomes more powerful as the song concludes, leaving the listener with the chilling line “In the end, time forever favors the young.”