HELANOVELA: "ALL (LA LA LA) ALONE"

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      Take a sad song, and make it groovy as all get out - that’s Helanovela’s “All (La La La) Alone.” The Virginia four piece’s first single is just as fun as the band’s name itself, a play on Cali slang + the classic Latin American TV dramas.  ‘It’s my party, I can be alone if I want to, it’s my birthday, I can just stay in if I want to,’ sounds like the lyrics to a melancholy slow song, but combined with surfy chords and a bouncy, upbeat riff, the moody vocals and lyrics clash perfectly. With a sound similar to that of Inner Wave, Smith Westerns, and Surf Curse, Helanovela has captured the perfect twist on the danceable sad song.

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SIDNEY ZARNICH