Denver-based pop-punk band, Relate. have released their new single, “Levitation” today. Taken from their upcoming extended play album, Chemical Condition (out next Friday, January 20th), “Levitation” was inspired by a sense of longing and more importantly, a fever-dream. It begs the question, “Have you ever dreamed about someone and wondered if they were dreaming about you too?”
Speaking about the song, frontman Duncan Slack said, “Levitation was the last song written for “Chemical Condition” and contains the lyrical namesake for the EP (or is your apparition just a symptom of my chemical condition?). I had been listening to the bands Turnover and Movements at the time and wanted to write something in your face like Movements, but slow enough to really vibe to like Turnover.”
Slack considers “Levitation” the first real song by the band Relate., even though it was the last song written for their second release, the entire band had not even been in a room together until “Levitation” was written. Slack initially wrote the chord progression, lyrics, and melody on an old acoustic guitar over a couple of midnight bedroom floor recording sessions. The first time the band all entered a room together the entire song was written, with Fitzgerald adding his unique dreamy shoegaze-esque guitar stylings, Dalton adding his melodic riffs, and Valenzuela tying it together with his syncopated post-hardcore percussive technique.