Talk Time “True North”

Talk Time “True North”, with impressive album artwork and very well engineered tones this 80’s reminiscent piece.  The lyrics express a sense of being lost in life as well questioning how long will it take to find the answers.  “True North” is atmospheric like the first snow fall of the year as it coats the landscape with a cleansing coat of frozen water.  Midway through the song the rhythms change from the driving need to discover into an epiphany of half time where the listener must ask if it is possible the singer has discovered “True North”?  Personally would love to hear this song in context with a whole record which will hopefully happen sometime in the near future.  Find lots more information about Talk Time below as well as a link to stream “True North”.

LA-based indie-pop quintet TALK TIME have shared a new single titled “True North” available for streaming & purchase. “True North” follows their widely successful debut “Year of Self” and the follow up “Desperate Weather” which have recieved spins from KROQ, ALT 98.7 and KCRW, and landed rave reviews from the likes of Nic Harcourt, Chris Douridas, Culture CollideEarmilkWe Found New MusicAll Things Go and others.

TALK TIME was created from scratch in a warehouse in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles. They channeled their love for catchy yet experimental pop resulting in an exciting lush sound that filters their influences through laid back Californian sensibilities. The band’s debut EP – engineered and co-produced by Math Bishop (Jacknife Lee, U2, Two Door Cinema Club, The Killers, Silversun Pickups) – will be released in the not-so-distant future. It has been described by many as a blend of 80s synth and modern day indie pop, combining the musical prowess of Sting and Tears for Fears with St. Lucia and Neon Indian.

Frontman and primary songwriter Edson Choi says that “True North” is about finding perspective in this often terrifying, always ambiguous and beautiful life. The beautiful part of that is linked to love. In modern living it’s easy to be overwhelmed with the amount of maladies and sheer noise, love is always a good compass to have and help you keep course.” In regards to the song structure it “kind of makes sense that it’s a sort of lopsided, winding and chunky ballad. It’s also the first song we (Choi/Mike Nissen/Andrew Smith) collaborated on. I think it’s got an earnest spirit which really gave it a life of its own.”

Talk Time will play Moroccan Lounge in Los Angeles on December 18th along with Opus Vitae as part of an ALT98.7 presents event – tickets and show information can be found HERE.  For more information on the band, be sure to follow them on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

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