Nostalgia. Its that double edged sword that half of us clamor for and the other half try desperately to avoid. You might think fondly back on playing Nintendo in the living room floor as a kid with your brother after hearing a Mario ringtone, or you might conjure up some misbegotten love with a few notes from “Over My Head” like it’s 2006 all over again.[pullquote align=”right”]The timeless wish to fly, don’t you even try, all odds against ya now, no one’s born in the sky [/pullquote]
I had one of those fits of nostalgia – the good kind, mind you – when I got another e-mail from Inspired and the Sleep about “Fly Low”. The first time (of many) I heard from Mr. Greenhalgh and co was two and a half years ago so I guess the more things change, the more they stay the same. Inspired and the Sleep are still putting out dynamic pop cuts that are just eccentric and unusual enough to make you hit repeat…and then hit it again.
“Fly Low” has this tender grace that is centered, obviously, on birds and flying. While I know nothing of pigeons, I can recognize a catchy melody when I hear one and this new single radiates charm. Max Greenhalgh says “Fly Low” was written after considering the concept of possibility and that “it almost seems as though the human condition is at times designed to be afraid of fully committing to this concept.” I’d tend to agree. It’s much easier to be a cynic and never try, after all.