Take some (Gary) glitter and mix it with a touch of West Coast spiritualism and you’ve got White Arrows’ latest track, “Leave It Alone.” You can tell the psych-pop quintet is from Los Angeles from the sheer amount of dreamy synths and blissful reverb. A chimerical gem that shimmers as a standalone track, “Leave It Alone” has the potential to make major radio waves as the weather turns warmer.
Spanning decades and morphing influences from two very disparate cultural movements, White Arrows blends sunny 60s psych with 70s sparkle that makes for some pleasant, sunning-yourself music. It’s sway-inducing and a touch mind-bending. And the only thing missing is a six-pack and a kiddie pool on the roof.
It’s also a twinkly track that’s pure fun in all its fuzzy, glimmering glory. Drippy, trippy psych is nothing new for this band, but this new track is surprising in its glam influence, which adds an entirely different dimension to an already kaleidoscopic track.
Upbeat, energetic and distinctly reminiscent of an MGMT-esque anthem, “Leave It Alone” is a refreshing, conscious-altering exercise in grooving summer jams.