Rising electro-pop singer/songwriter Carly Harpur Hollander, who has simplified her moniker to Holander, is a young talent that is well on her way to changing up the Los Angeles dance scene. With the name change also comes the release of her brand new single, “Something Real”. This single, which is a departure from her previous track “Satellite”, is an interesting song that is party playlist specialty and an introspective review of that same party culture.
Holander‘s refreshing take on the genre is reflective of the song itself. “Something Real” is an anthemic dance track that looks in to the party culture of the Millennial generation. The new single is filled with glittery, upbeat synths and a dance-inducing hook that are perfectly weighed against the delicate, clean vocals Holander floats throughout. Add in her poetic, poignant lyrics questioning the reason people seek a numbness and solace in the hyped up, overrated feelings induced by drugs. It questions why we dilute ourselves with artificial and temporary means of happiness that are truly empty.
By taking her own path, the Los Angeles-based musician seems to be commenting on the lack of innovation in the electro-pop genre that creates the same effect of repeatedly listening to the same EDM and synth beats from Marshmello to Calvin Harris to David Guetta that are hollow and tired. While “Something Real” is heavy on the synths, it shows growth and the ability to develop a track that is uniquely styled and can challenge the status quo of current electro-pop songs. This is something special and should be the start of a brilliant career for Holander.
Check out the brand new single, “Something Real” by Holander on Spotify below and do not forget to pick up the track on iTunes now!