New Audio: Brisbane’s Alta Falls Shares Shimmering and Upbeat “I’m At A Loss”

Brisbane-based electro pop duo Alta Falls — Nathanael (vocals) and Matt (synths) — specialize in a nostalgia-inducing take on pop featuring melodic hooks, soaring harmonies and vintage 80s synth and guitar sounds.

After the announcement of a now-currently ongoing October-November national tour, the duo released their latest single, the Aidan Hogg-produced “I’m At A Loss.” Centered around glistening and atmospheric synths, propulsive drumming from Sebastian “Baz” Jennings Hingston and soaring hooks paired with Nathanael’s achingly plaintive vocal, “I’m At A Loss” is an upbeat, hook-driven bop that sonically brings St. Lucia and others to mind.

“The words, “I’m at a loss” came to me out of the blue while Matt was showing me a new song idea he had been playing around with,” Alta Falls’ Nathanael explains in press notes. ““The phrase intrigued me, so I reached out to our followers on Discord, and asked them what ‘I’m at a loss’ means to them. Their answers formed the inspiration for the lyrics of the song.” Interestingly, the end result is a song rooted in some rather astute observations on the swooning and uncertain feeling of loss, the overwhelming waves of grief — and in some cases, the sense of hope and possibility of a new start.