Fialta, Omg Review
Fialta (Beth Leibovich (Vocals/Keys), David Provenzano (Vocals/Guitar), Michael Leibovich (Keys/Drums/Vocals), and Sarah Shotwell (Vocals/Keys)) are a four-piece indie-pop band from Southern California. Fialta’s music has received over two million plays on Spotify and has been featured on Nerdist, NPR, and Paste and on TV shows, including Parenthood, Atypical, Awkward, and Bojack Horseman. Fialta is a dual-couple quartet specializing in ornate indie-pop music with rich multi-harmonies, keyboards, ukulele, and electronic elements. Fialta is now releasing their latest single titled, “Omg.” “Omg” is the third in a series of singles that has been released throughout the fall building to their third full-length album.Bottom Line: “Omg” is a guitar-driven song inspired by lo-fi, self-aware, and charmingly nerdy indie rock bands like Weezer, Miniature Tigers, and Phantom Planet; the track is a sonic departure from the slick, synth-pop sound of Fialta’s last record. “With this track, we wanted to have fun with embracing some of that relatable, satisfying, funny nerd-rock we listened to in the early 2000s, ” says David Provenzano, who sings lead vocals and plays guitars on the track. “It’s a grittier, more raw direction than we’ve taken in the past as a band. It’s about millennial malaise —about our generation waking up and realizing we aren’t so young anymore, just kind of feeling tired and over it. But I think a lot of people, no matter their age, can relate to that sentiment right now.” With a slightly distorted vocal sound, the melody has interesting glissandos and a catchy chorus. The interlude has a catchy bending guitar part. The second verse is sung by Sarah Shotwell, who also wrote the verse lyrics. “It was a fun challenge to write the words David would sing on this track. He was in this weird headspace about his birthday in October, and Halloween was coming. He didn’t want to plan a party or make a costume because he was too burned out and unmotivated, yet he was also feeling sad about missing out and getting older.” The lyrics take an eerily prophetic turn in the second verse: “Fate’s a shady bastard,” Shotwell sings. “I can tell you fortune is a whore / You say the law is over / But you know we’re all still keeping score.” At the time the song was written, Shotwell says the lyrics just spilled out that way. “I wrote these words super-fast. I didn’t even think about what I was saying. I was feeling some really intense anger at the time about something going on in my personal life, and it was cathartic to not mince words and just play it fast and loose. Now I’ve been really thinking about the meaning of those lines. I was sort of embellishing at the time to self-soothe. But it turns out; Fate really is kind of a shady bastard. The last few months, it’s been one Deus Ex Machina after the next. As I say this, there are literal ashes falling from the sky past our windows.” “Omg” is a fun track that is well-written with multiple feels, sounds, and a catchy melody. Don’t miss this one, and that’s the short of it!
Release Date: September 25, 2020