Alesandra Pollack – “Deep End”


A moving pop single from New York-based artist Alesandra Pollack, “Deep End” depicts a state of falling alongside an eclectic production — rousing from the ardent title-touting refrain to the dreamy introspection within the verses. “Started with a joke, ended with a dare,” the vocals let out in the latter sections, wondering “maybe I’m too complicated, I’m surprised I’ve made it this far.” The ensuing chorus — “I’m falling off the deep end,” — injects impassioned rhythms alongside the compelling vocal lead, resembling a more charismatic Lana Del Rey.

An electrifying guitar component takes hold during the final chorus, easing into wordless vocal passion and the “heading into midnight, going for a drive,” nocturnal engrossment. The “heading for the hills, with the wrong guy,” conclusion is befitting of a captivating track whose depictions of growing up, and the struggles of self-discovery and mental health, prove wholly resonating amidst the climactic pop production and dynamic vocal work.

Pollack elaborates further on the single:

“I was seventeen when I wrote ‘Deep End’. At the time, I was about to go to my third treatment center and I felt like nothing was really getting better for me- it all felt like a never ending struggle. I want to open up a conversation about mental health and bring awareness to the struggle that so many of us face.”

We discovered this release via MusoSoup, as part of the artist’s promotional campaign.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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