If you’re craving not so ordinary new music, listen up. Trance-y and dance-y pop group Superorganism just released their debut self entitled album. Superorganism, based in the UK, is made up of eight members from around the world. Each member brings their own dish of variety to the album’s smorgasbord. These sounds include the fizzing of a soda can, children laughing, to sounds that seem to come straight from other dimensions.
Superorganism’s first single from the album is Everybody Wants To Be Famous. You would definitely not find this on a typical alternative album. The crinkly sounds, sci-fi noises and laid back vocals are perfect for bouncing around with a drink in your hand. The song, although fun, still sends a serious message; our culture is unashamed about being on the hunt for validation and popularity. Superorganism’s lead singer, Orono Noguch, comes to the understanding that the world is never going to change.
My personal favorite from the album is “Nai’s March”. The song revolves around the sounds of water splashing as Orono sings about Tokyo. The song starts off melancholy, then moves into arcades sounds and a range of different people talking that seems to be a resemblance of a flashback. The songs ends with a reflection of her daydream, as if she is walking into the sea. Other hits include “Reflections on the screen,” an ode to a slow moving relationship, and “Night Time,” which if perfect end of an 80’s movie. My favorite part about this album is in the last ten seconds of “Night Time”, when an alarm clock rings and someone is waking up from what they did in the “night time.”
Superorganism has a lot of potential, managing the combination of eight different people into one coherent sound without losing the individualism each member brings. Even if you’re not into funky music, take a listen for yourself.