Release Date: September 20th 2019
Reviewed by: Joshua Andre
Around about two and a half 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 those who are too lazy to click on the link (just kidding guys!). Anyway, 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 TRALA and 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 “W.H.A.T.” 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.
“W.H.A.T.” is the second in a series of singles (starting with “Talk, Talk, Talk”) that is culminating in a release of an EP or maybe an album, and as far as songs go generally, this one packs a big punch, despite being only just under 3 minutes in duration- and despite being a pop song. As Moriah passionately reiterates that her friend longs for a future partner/spouse where the guy would step up and be chivalrous and just be the person God has intended for him to be, and hance the person Moriah’s friend needs; I have since found out after many times listening- that “W.H.A.T.” is the other side of the coin to for KING & COUNTRY’s “Priceless”- one song from the guy’s perspective and one from the girl’s. With the song being a challenge to each one of us to stand up and be counted and be the difference that our spouse or future spouse longs to see in us- I reckon this song can be for girls too as well as guys, as we all step up and be better people, and not just sit idly by waiting for things to happen.
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 5 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”, “Talk, Talk, Talk” and now “W.H.A.T.” (“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