The virtual impossibility of creating anything truly new in any genre of music these days is something we’ve often written about. History has a habit of repeating itself, especially with only so many notes and so many instruments to make them with. So when we first heard the new single from former street performer and trapeze artist Neon Hitch – Get Over U - and immediately proclaimed that it must be the new Robyn single you can excuse us for getting it wrong.
But irrespective of sonic similarities to the mighty Swedish one (who inexplicably we have never featured on the blog – and this is wrong) Get Over U is a great song. Written by Sia, lyrically it conforms to the Great Rules of Pop by following rule number 26 – every pop star must sing at least one song about ending a relationship and breaking free. Even more fantastic is the fact that Neon Hitch is actually Neon’s real name from birth – the product of hippy parents. With a name like that she could have so easily been a dream pop / chillwave / post-progressive / shoegaze band of her own, the type of act so loved by much of the blogosphere but not by the mainstream, but we’re very glad that Get Over U is 100% pop. Get Over U touches, no, punches a huge amount of Breaking More Waves electronic female pop buttons. More than splendid. Call it splendid plus size. With an extra sprinkle of gold dust.Neon Hitch - Get Over U by NeonHitch