ALLEGORIES SHARE LATEST SINGLE "CONSTANT"
Photo By: Andrew O’Connor
As the old saying goes, you have your whole life to write your first album and only six months to write your second. Hamilton, ON electronic-pop duo, Allegories, however, opted to take a good 13 years to deliver their sophomore release – Endless, set for release on April 29, 2022 on Hidden Pony Records.
Having previously shared the singles "Pray" and "It's A Parade," Allegories pair today's album announcement with a brand new track. "Constant," a vocally led steadily, pulsating piece of indie electronic music, is what the duo call a "timid diss track to oneself and all that you love." Revolving around its refrain yet constantly exploring new vocal modulations and synth tones, "Constant" wants to be that endorphin rush, that effervescent dopamine surge surrounding you.
Stream "Constant" via your preferred platform now. Watch the accompanying visualizer on YouTube.
Friends since childhood, Adam Bentley and Jordan Mitchell have long indulged in unconventional musical pursuits. Even after they founded their anthemic indie-rock ensemble The Rest at the height of the post-Arcade Fire boom, they embraced any opportunity to indulge their more outré inclinations. Starting in 2014, the duo began writing and recording with no clear destination in mind, dabbling in everything from neoclassical compositions to rap tracks.
Throughout it all, Allegories found a way to slowly creep back into their lives. if only as a private amusement to squeeze in between Bentley's music-biz gigs and Mitchell's hectic life operating a restaurant. Eventually, they spent the better part of a decade winnowing down some 35 song ideas into the airtight nine-track set, they were willing to wait a little longer—eight months to be exact—to secure the expert mastering services of ever-busy Jeremy Greenspan (Junior Boys, Jessy Lanza, Caribou) to finish the album. At the outset, Endless might trick you into thinking it's a straight-forward dance record. Condensing several decades of synth-pop classics – from New Order's "Temptation" to The Knife's "Heartbeats" – into three-and-a-half minutes of bliss, the opening "Constant" wraps its loving arms around you like a molly-addled finance bro having a spiritual epiphany in the muddy fields of Glastonbury.