Canadian rock five piece Elephants and Stars return with the pop-punk tinted new single ‘Turn It All Around’ taken from the new album Last Chance Power Drive. An excellent example of the band's catchy, up tempo rock stylings 'Turn It All Around' possesses an effortless likability with joyous distorted guitar lines shining bright over the bopping drums. The infectious, raspy lead vocal tops the track, offering not only the tracks ear worm chorus hook but also contrasting the upbeat instrumentation with reflective lyricism to great effect.
Speaking about the meaning behind the single, Manfred explains: “Turn It All Around is about the futile art of arguing with someone who isn't reasonable. People who hear reasoned arguments, but don't like them so they just blindly dismiss it. This could apply to something as simple as a relationship or something more broad like climate-change denial, anti-vaxxers or talking to a deranged Trump supporter.Turn it all Around - the line - hints at the Stranger Things idea of an upside down world, except in this case, the upside down is the absence of reason and logic.Originally there was a reference to witch burning that was taken out, but still fit the narrative of the song.Musically, it is as straight ahead as a song can be. two chords drive the verses to represent two opposing sides on an argument. Producer Ian Blurton came up with the structure of the solo to give the song a more dynamic arrangement.”
Sitting somewhere between the likes of Foo Fighters and Jimmy Eat World with a smattering of Blink 182 for good measure, Elephants And Stars hold a warmth and relatability within their music, reaffirming the current resurgence of pop-rock in the mainstream.