By Claudia Ruiz
Album: Over The Top
Release Date: September 25, 2020
Record Label: Self-Released
Fans of funk-rock, synth-pop, and electronic music alike, rejoice! The newest studio album by the band Tupperware Remix Party, otherwise known as TWRP, dropped last month, and it is the stellar project our ears have been craving.
During the CO-VID 19 pandemic, the band recorded the entirety of Over The Top in the comfort of their own homes, in seclusion. The overall themes in the albumare about overcoming hardships and coming together in unity even during this confusing, isolating time.
“Roll With It,” is one of the songs containing feel-good messages like, “Now we’ve got the whole world at our feet, But it doesn’t mean we should be looking down.”
The track “Only The Best,” which was written in honor of TWRP’s mothers and as a dedication piece to mothers across the globe, is a great example of mending hopeful imagery and lyrics alongside groovy, exciting musical compositions.
The album as a whole reminds me a lot of Daft Punk’s ambitious 2013 studio album, Random Access Memories in the sense of exploring heartfelt subject matter and producing quality music that fuses the genres of rock/disco/funk to make for the ultimate listening experience.
The 7-minute science-fiction power ballad “Black Swans” in Over The Top reminds me of Daft Punk’s “Touch,” a song about a computer gaining sentience of its existence and pondering what it means to experience touch.
With plenty of collaborations sprinkled throughout, including groups like Planet Booty, Dan Avidan, Andrew Huang, and The Gambler, Over The Top is not afraid to go “over the top” in both its music production, guest features and awesome sound.
Featured image via TWRP promo.