Der Mist Debut With Synth Gold Track 'It's Alright'
Scottish duo Der Mist have released their newest single in a string of teasers for their upcoming album ‘Der Mist’ in the form of a pop rock anthem for the ages ‘It’s Alright’.
Paying homage to the golden 80’s through an eclectic use of synths nostalgic guitar lines and rolling drum beats , ‘It’s Alright’ is a heavenly slice of indie-pop. The song elicits pure joy in the listener through a shimmering soundscape and textured vocals with a resounding message of reassurance and hope. Channeling all of the energy and uncertainty of a lost adolescent, the song harkens back to the days where having a life plan in place was something foreign.
Speaking to the creative process for the debut track Craig explains, 'It's Alright was the first track Ali worked on with me when I was 16 that I can distinctly remember having this feeling that we were on to something - that's why it's the debut track. Like a lot of tracks on the album, it went through so many versions. I remember at one point it had so much going on, I was getting carried away layering up sounds trying to turn it into a drum 'n' bass dance track. After hearing it, Ali swiftly decided we had to go back to basics and get the core elements of the demo and turn them into something better. Some elements from my outrageous version are still in there, but my favourite part of the process was recording the guitar solo.’
Both Ali and Craig possess a raw talent for making music and an intimate understanding of how to shape a song that elicits raw emotion. Both multi-faceted artists, the duo can create soundscapes that suggest the presence of twice the amount of musicians being present on the tracks they make.
Making music that carries elements of genres far and wide, Der Mist are looking to stand the test of time with everything they create, and with an arsenal of techniques behind them there’s nothing stopping them from taking the music world by storm.
Listen to 'It's Alright' here: