Hailing from the sunny coast of Byron bay the local sensations Drop Legs experienced a roller coaster ride of a year. From performing at the acclaimed and greatly loved festivals such as Psysafari, Island vibes and The bohemian beat freaks festival the band went on to having the their singles 750mls and Criminal premiering on Triple J radio.
Drop Legs latest track Lizzy is production true both to the sound of the band as well as the coastal culture with which the aesthetic and influences of the band resonate with strongly. A laid back tune from start to finish the song narrates the what appears to be a call out to an enigmatic object of affection. A woman of wavy temperament and a “come what may” attitude towards life. arguably a personification of the coastal lifestyle that grows on and accommodates a care the free-spirited lifestyle of a Bohemian youth.
A sonically simple but groovy, the track is graced with visible reggae, dub and surf rock influences such as the steady guitar strumming introduced just seconds into the track. Not only does this set the groove to the track but also makes it a shout out from coast to coast to those who love and live for the oceanic vibes. Resonating strongly with what could arguably be the universal mindset of the coastal dwellers who live life on the run. Lyrically relate-able rap influences are also present in the track. Arguably reminiscent of the early works of the Aussie heroes “Bliss n Eso which give way to a punchy introduction of the trumpets that add a festive vibe to an otherwise breezy seat on the sands. “Lizzy you know I just cannot save ya, even when I m on good behaviour” a prominent and recurring line in the song highlights the sensation of living with the decisions we make and learning to live independently with our choices.
The video that accompanies the track bring nothing to mind but the love and unity that is found in solidarity. Not to mention the faces of strangers that go on to become friends and loved ones. It is also a depiction of two girls stumbling on a bag of money and how they spend it. The process of which does not include the share of spoils but the enjoyment of living large with loved ones. It is also comforting and humanising to see the simple pleasures of their indulgences. Some ice cream, clothes, cold beers and everything in between. as opposed to the complex pleasures that money is said to make people crave. one could ask where the money went? but the only implication that the video makes is that it could have financed the evening shenanigans of the girls who stumble upon the band and decide to add another friendship to their lives.
Both Track and video are expressive of the coastal lifestyle and values centered around one love and unity and are a clear indicator of the band intentions which could not be anything short of the desire to spread good vibes with their music.