Alt-Rock quartet The Keystones have returned with their new poppy breakup song, “Over It“. The track centers around attachment issues and how to navigate them post-breakup and was written after the band’s bassist Matt went through a rough breakup and moved out for the first time.
Matt notes, “I was feeling lonely, so as soon as anyone would give me attention, I’d sort of latch on and seek a relationship right away. That wasn’t healthy, and it was getting in the way of my life, so I sort of stepped away from it and decided to just focus on myself, write music, and hang with my friends. The song reflects that idea – diving into a relationship too soon and realizing that it just doesn’t feel right.”
“Over It” was co-written and produced by Zach Jones, who helped the band explore a host of new sounds. Using a different approach, The Keystones incorporated slap bass into a modern rock setting for this song, resulting in a driving and percussive bassline the guitars doubled down on in many parts to give it a full locked-in feel. The addition of synth parts, vocal effects, and auxiliary percussion complemented those established elements vitalizing the song.
Matt Continues, “It’s definitely a new style for us, but we had a blast making it, and it was a way for us to pay respect to bands like Don Broco and Vukovi who influence us but don’t necessarily fit into our standard sound.”