Release Date: August 16th 2019
Reviewed by: Joshua Andre
- Talk, Talk, Talk
A couple of years ago, I reviewed the debut single from Moriah Peters’ new band TRALA– “Holy Collision”, as well as the review of “Creature Machine”. If you haven’t read the review, then read them here and here, but let me refresh and recap for those of you who do not know who TRALA is. And now I quote my first review- because honestly, I can’t even try to change up this intro here- “…Moriah Peters, former solo artist, now 1/3 of rock/alternative band TRALA. The wife of Joel Smallbone from for KING & COUNTRY, Moriah has been making music for a while now, having released her debut album I Choose Jesus in 2012 and Brave in 2014 (read our review of Brave here!). Though she had a couple of years of silence in terms of releasing music, Moriah sill toured, and I would say that listeners of her music and fans had the sense that something major was coming, but we all weren’t sure what it was. Well, I guess the time has come now to fully embrace TRALAand get on board with their mission and vision of changing the world one song and one person at a time…Take note everyone, because Moriah Peters, Jesi Jones and Julie Melucci are going places…” And now, since the band’s brand new single “Talk, Talk, Talk” has dropped, let us dive in, to see how the track is, and find out if TRALA have a new hit on their hands as they ready more new music and possibly an EP or full length album in the near future.
First of all, “Talk, Talk, Talk” is probably the most lyrically confronting of all of TRALA’s tracks. As Moriah, Jesi and Julie fervently raise plenty of questions, along the theme of us wanting to be seen as the centre of attention, and talking too much- as opposed to the need for all of us to shut up and listen to those around us if we truly value them as people; we are presented with a rather short melody at 2 and a half minutes. But we shouldn’t let the duration fool us- this is one of the most thought-provoking tracks I’ve heard all year! Musically poppy and rocky at the same time- with the bass guitar driving this alternative melody; this song is also one of my favourites of the year period. So what are you waiting for? Check out TRALA, and I guarantee you will be inspired and moved by Moriah, Jesi and Julie’s hard work and unique new venture.
TRALA’s journey is still relatively new, and therefore, as the band members announced they were releasing a full length album at the beginning of 2018 (which still hasn’t eventuated yet, but perhaps it’s coming this year in 2019 or in 2020!), I’ll admit that I still don’t know what this band will sound like lyrically and musically- as I’ve only heard 4 songs! But because I was and still am a fan of Moriah’s music, I will give TRALA a chance. The new album may resonate with me, or it may not fully. But because I love “Holy Collision”, “Creature Machine” and now “Talk, Talk, Talk” (“Gotcha” not that much!); there is hope that Moriah’s new band will overall resonate with me. TRALA’s untitled album is one of the first albums that is my most anticipated in the near future, so let me just stop and let you all check out another unique song of the year! So have you done that? What do you reckon? Let me know!
RIYL: Switchfoot, needtobreathe, Lifehouse, Daughtry, Relient K, Skillet