The Great Leslie - Can't Touch

January 26, 2023

Today, we're heading to the UK to meet The Great Leslie. And that will please our indie rock fans, who, as we know, are numerous. The band has already been recognized by some of the biggest names in the music industry, with their single "Feel Alive" receiving significant attention from reputable sources. The track was played on major radio stations such as BBC, Amazing Radio, Radio X, and Kerrang! Radio. This early recognition showcases the band's potential and talent, and it's clear that they have a bright future ahead. With their latest release "Can't Touch" they are going on the right way to confirm their position in the indie music scene.

The writing theme of the song is pretty original, and we think it's the first time we dive so deep into it. It explores the complexities of infidelity and the pull of temptation. The lyrics are introspective and thought-provoking, delving into the inner turmoil of someone struggling with commitment and the temptation of being romantically involved with someone outside of their current relationship.

Musically, the song is a blend of alternative rock and indie pop, with a strong emphasis on Trevers' powerful vocals. Quite original: the song starts with a 36-second intro! And the catchy chorus is already there only 12 seconds after! The instrumentation is well-crafted, with dynamic guitar riffs and driving drums that perfectly complement the lyrics.

"Can't Touch" is very catchy and will make you shake your head all along! The lyrics are a piece of art, evoking the temptation of being romantically involved with someone outside of their current relationship. The song is written in a first-person perspective, and the lyrics paint a picture of someone who is feeling a sense of uncontrollable sociability and adrenaline that is driven by a natural attraction to someone who is not their partner.

The line "When they’re looking at you like they’ve never been attracted before" suggests a powerful, almost magnetic attraction to this other person. The line "When they make you question everything and everyone that you adore" highlights the confusion and doubt that comes with infidelity, as the protagonist starts to question their feelings and commitment to their current partner.

The chorus "Hello, hello! What’s your name? I can look but I can’t touch ya!" is a powerful and poignant refrain, encapsulating the idea of being drawn to someone but not being able to act on those feelings. The lyrics "It’s a situation that turns your head around, It’s the complication that you don’t talk about, It’s the main reason that makes you wanna get out, It’s another reminder that you’re not really free" highlights the emotional turmoil and sense of being trapped in a difficult situation, which is a common feeling that people who are tempted to cheat often experience. Honestly, I don't know anything about that feeling, but the song perfectly describes it!

The perfectly controlled voice of Ollie Trevers is easily recognizable and gives the band a unique signature. Juggling easily with different tones, it seems that singing this song is a high-level sport! Try singing it yourself, if you can keep up with the frenetic pace!

Overall, "Can't Touch" is a powerful track from The Great Leslie's debut EP 'The End and The Beginning', showcasing the band's ability to create a musical universe of its own. It may speak to anyone who can relate to the struggles of commitment and temptation.

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