Tag: Sibling Rearview

If you had been frequenting this site over the past year or two, you may have come across a small handful of posts featuring the Los Angeles, CA-based electro pop duo Sibling. Comprised of Elodie Tomlinson and Bryan Osuszek, the duo, which officially formed in 2015, can trace their origins to when they immediately felt a synergy after exploring the lore of astrological connections and the immediate sense of simpatico. With the release of their first four singles — Easy,” “Westside,” “Revolve,” and “Rearview,” the Southern Californian electro pop duo received attention for crafting radio friendly and emotionally direct, honest pop productions paired with Tomlinson’s pop star vocals.

Several months have passed since I’ve last written about them and as the duo’s Elodie Tomlinson explains about they last single “Knights,” “Sometimes people suck, things feel out of control and you want to escape life for a night That’s what this song’s about. i wrote the lyrics during what felt like one of the longest weeks ever, when I just wanted to check out and have a good time.” And as a result, the song possesses an inward frustration over the unavoidable, shitty and embittering things that life will throw in your way and although here’s a desire to escape and mindlessly enjoy yourself for a little while, there’s also a sense that it’s just an escape, that it never truly solves the problem at hand. Yes, at some point you have to be an adult and face the shitty situation you were had yourself in, in the first place.

Sonically speaking, the song will further cement the duo’s growing reputation for crafting slickly produced, radio-friendly electro pop — in this case, the song features a moody, ambient leaning production — delivered with a fearless honesty and directness that comes from personal experience.

If you’ve been frequenting this site over the past few months, you may have come across a couple of posts on the somewhat mysterious Los Angeles, CA-based electro pop duo Sibling. Now you may recall that the duo received quite a bit of buzz with the release of their debut single “Easy,” and they followed it up with “Westside,” a single that had the duo paired a sparse production consisting of shimmering cascades of synths, an anthemic hook and pop belter vocals in a radio friendly song that swooned with a bittersweet longing. “Revolve,” which quickly followed may arguably be the most dramatic and cinematic song they’ve released as they paired a production featuring twinkling piano keys, undulating synths and swirling electronics with sultry pop star vocals.

The duo’s latest single “Rearview” will further cement the duo’s reputation for crafting earnest songs with anthemic, larger-than-life hooks and while sonically bearing an uncanny resemblance to the likes of Katy Perry, Sia and others as the song’s radio-friendly production features swirling electronics, stomping boom-bap drums and neon bright synths; however, despite the radio-friendly sound, the song possesses a bittersweet ache at its core, as the song’s narrator focuses on an desperate and unrequited love with a close friend — the sort in which the narrator is torn between the hurt of a love that can never be, the closeness that they have and the cherished memories they’ve made.