Premiere: WALLA Gives Us ’80s Nostalgia with Eclectic “Golden Nights”

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WALLA showcase their modern, melodic, lo-fi sound while embracing sounds from the past with their latest single “Golden Nights.”
Stream: “Golden Nights” – WALLA

Not all that glitters is gold. This famous saying is the inspiration for WALLA’s latest single, “Golden Nights,” a funky upbeat tune that is incredibly reminiscent of the mesmerizing 80s synth pop sound we all know and love.

Golden Nights - WALLA

Golden Nights – WALLA

Do you feel so strange
when you call my name

Taking the long way home
just so I could see your face
And it’s hard, to make you smile tonight
When you’re in it, all
Caught in your golden nights

Atwood Magazine is proud to be premiering “Golden Nights,” out April 1, 2019. Los Angeles based band WALLA want their signature sound to have that indie pop vibe, but also want to take a different approach by adding that vintage essence. The group is able to do so with the extensive background of all four of their members, all hailing from different parts of the country — Italy, Indonesia, El Salvador, Mexico and the United States. “Golden Nights” is a perfect lead to accomplish this vision, as the track itself catchy, melody chorus, all while making you feel like you’re dancing in a different decade.

But won’t you wait
‘Cause I’m coming down tonight
And won’t you stay
Like I did before

The song’s inspiration comes from a saying where things do not turn out to be what they seem. “A golden night is a night where everything seems to be going great, but then things go south,” WALLA says. Although the actual term of “a golden night” stems from the quote itself, it does a great job of pairing a visual with the lush lo-fi sounds that the band wants to execute. “Golden Nights” is just a glimpse for what WALLA has in store for their upcoming self-titled EP, which is set to release in the summer.

Though formed only a few years ago, the band has already had the opportunity to play notable venues such as The Satellite and The Troubadour. WALLA will be celebrating the release of “Golden Nights” with a show at The Continental Room in Fullerton, CA on March 31st.

In the meantime, stream “Golden Nights” exclusively on Atwood Magazine.

Stream: “Golden Nights” – WALLA

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My name is Caitlin, I am 22 years old, born and raised in Southern California. Like most of the human population, music is something that has played a very important role in my life. Writing about music allows me to share my fascination with artists and their work and their process of creating it. I attended the University of California, Irvine and I spent a lot of my time volunteering at the school's radio station, KUCI. This definitely expanded my love and knowledge for non-mainstream music. Outside of the music realm, I spend my time taking photos (concert photography being my favorite), practicing my calligraphy, and spending time with my family, friends, and dogs. I am definitely a home body but learning about different cultures, hobbies, foods, places, and the world around me all excite me.