FiveDFit is on a mission to rock out in their new single “Super Galactic,” and while the artistic parameters of their task are familiar to anyone who appreciates 1990’s alternative rock, the results of their effort are hardly underwhelming. Whether it’s the tonal supremacy of the guitar parts or the straight-shooting melodicism of the lead vocal, this has the look and feel of a classic rock track, and yet its spirit doesn’t seem like a recreation of the old school. “Super Galactic” isn’t as space-aged as its title would suggest, but it’s a fun step away from the contemporary trends on earth.

This isn’t a single that revolves around its chorus, but instead one that builds its narrative off of the tension surrounding the climax. I don’t get the feeling that FiveDFit is interested in recreating their influences as much as they are evolving what was started well before they ever took the stage together, and because they’re more intrigued by originality than they are paying tribute to the past, there isn’t a stitch of audio here that doesn’t sound driven. We’re not listening to a hook packaged with a lot of fanciful ribbonry, which is often the case with a lot of the contemporary rock I review.

The guitar parts in “Super Galactic” are the greatest source of provocative sonic depth in this song, and I think they bind together the lyrics with the beat rather brilliantly. There are a couple of different ways to make a smart pop single in 2022, and among them is utilizing the studio as an extension of a song structure, which is what FiveDFit does so well in this release. They’re not scared of the mix, but instead go out of their way to make it part of the story they’re telling.

 

In other areas beyond the mastering of the track, this is a superbly produced single that proves you don’t have to break the bank to give the audience something that qualifies as both a juggernaut and a disciplined release. It’s obvious that there could have been a little more indulgence worked into this piece, but FiveDFit sees no need for it; they’re getting across what they want to with regards to their aesthetical goals in “Super Galactic,” which is all they really needed to accomplish at this stage of their career together.

As someone who considers themselves quite the rock n’ roll aficionado, I’m eager to find out what FiveDFit is going to do with their talents in the next piece they release, and while they set the bar decently high in “Super Galactic,” I don’t think it’s so out of reach as to prevent them from outdoing themselves with their future output. This is a good tone for them to go with, and considering how few rockers of credibility there are making waves on the mainstream end of pop music right now, they’ve got the opportunity to scratch an itch that has left a lot of us feeling annoyed in the 2020s.

Sebastian Cole