Liverpool via Singapore trio, Oya Paya, manage to continue serving slices via their spicy buffet on their latest single “Where Is The Line,” despite unforeseen circumstances. With roots hailing from Iran, Singapore, France and England, the musical composition takes advantage of the scattered members’ origins. As Saam and Max continued to create in Liverpool, drummer Ashin was forced to leave due to visa issues, which added to the inability of live performances, as well as up to date press photos. Regardless of the situation, the trio’s ultimate frustration tuned to that of a wry expression backed by a worldly, melodic charge of life. Blossoming a little over four minutes, “Where Is The Line” is a sharp, tropical burst of assertiveness, wit, and complex structures.
“While the lyrical aspect of the song tells a story of being taking advantage of, the composition was crafted with happy and uplifting overtones to mask the sense of irony. Recorded whilst we were in separate countries, against our wishes, this fueled the frustration that pushed us into making it,” explains the band.
Charged vocals rip the climatic build upon fresh, guitar chords that swarm the track’s hook. Intricate rhythmic structures protrude from the trio, noting flawless tempo changes from Ashin’s drumming. Consistently built from an other worldly electrical shock that makes the indie deities smile kindly, “Where Is The Line” melds the eclectic soundscape to a fitting thrash of a soulful-punk mentality.
Cover photo: Audun Laading