Indie rock trio Hotline have just premiered a feels packed debut single “Don’t Look Away” (which can be listened to here via SoundCloud) which is the A side to a 7 inch single they are putting out in early 2016 via Wonderland Records.
“Don’t Look Away” is filled with gorgeous shimmering guitar arpeggios. You could just listen to them play that for hours on end and be perfectly content. However, Hotline of course adds some real content and direction to the song with some emotionally powerful lyrics that really tug at your heart strings when you listen close enough. It is definitely reminiscent of those 90’s teen movies/TV shows where the emotional stuff is the focus. Stereogum goes into further detail, saying:
““Don’t Look Away,” the A-side from Hotline’s forthcoming debut 7″, reminds me of Red House Painters as filtered through American Football. Gleaming guitar arpeggios float through bleary atmospherics as Zorrilla spins a melancholy narrative about facing “the things you can’t explain.” The song is scientifically engineered to elicit those ever-elusive #feels; succumb to its formidable powers below.”
“Don’t Look Away” definitely shows some promise for Hotline. If they keep at it like this they have a fighting chance of making a lasting impression.