photography by Zachary Deloac
‘Gentleman’, the second single of Indie pop band’s All The Rest upcoming EP, gives listeners a cheerful mood with its well balanced upbeat pop sound.
To cut a long story short: Initially the band was formed by four best friends in a basement, in a town called Senoia, south of Altanta. After releasing a very successful debut LP ‘Our Youth’ and being labelled as one of the most promising independent acts of the newcomers scene, the pandemic arrived and the band announced an indefinite break. But at the beginning of 2021 frontmen and singers Caleb Smith and Baylee Waller suprised with their comeback single ‘Heat Sweat’.
Musically, however, although they are now a duo, they have remained true to themselves. Well-crafted pop sound with a hint of 80’s retro. But at the same time a bit more grown-up. This is probably partly due to the pandemic, which has also left its mark here. But the love of music always comes from the heart, and no matter what happens around you, it wants to take shape. And if music can do anything it is for sure creating a good mood. And that’s exactly what ‘Gentleman’ does.
They both explain: “As for most, 2020 brought it’s fair share of challenges for us as both individuals and a band. Last summer we announced All The Rest would be on an indefinite hiatus. Covid alone may have been enough to kill off a lot of our pier’s bands, but for us it went a little bit deeper than music.” recall Caleb and Baylee. “None of us were in a great place and there was a lot of internal resentment. Somewhere along the way we let our passions undermine our personal relationships. Then life got crazy. From rehab and recovery, to major breakups and family crises. It was a hell of a year but it was a time we desperately needed to focus on ourselves. Flash forward to 2021, all in a much better place, but still asking ourselves “Are we really done? Is that all we have to say?”. For some of us, sadly, its true, but All The Rest still has music to write and a story to tell. “We’ve always poured our hearts into our music and we believe this new song is nothing short of that.
‘Gentleman’ felt very left field for us at first. But we knew we needed something up beat and not too serious. As soon as we wrote the hook line we all kind of looked at each other and went “yoooooo!”. The lyrics are definitely a little cocky but who cares. It’s fun to be cocky sometimes.”
Enjoy the track below: