Melbourne alternative rock outfit, Ultravlt, strike out at bad friends, particularly those who wait to watch others fail, with fierce new single “Okay“.
Written from the grip of the pandemic in 2020, Ultravlt have taken the time to master their craft and launched into 2022 stronger than ever. With five tracks released just this year, “Okay” marks the sixth addition to the bands collection and portrays the four-piece at their most fiery.
Produced, mixed and mastered by Evan Lee and Ash Daws at The Loud Noise Estate (Young Lions, Inertia, The Beautiful Monument), “Okay” plays on Ultravlt’s heavier sound, featuring hard-hitting drums, intricate guitar riffs, thick basslines and welcomes synth and samples to the party.
Lyrically the track explores the pain that accompanies the spiral when meaningful relationships turn toxic. “Okay” uncovers songwriter and vocalist Sarah Jones‘ experience with feeling manipulated and treated badly by those she trusted the most.
“Okay” comes complete with a music video directed and produced by Crow River Visuals (Windwaker, Make Them Suffer), spotlighting the band performing their new single with all the energy and angst they can muster, mirroring the energy and passion of this song.
“Okay” follows on from their late August release, “I Never Liked You In The First Place“. The previous single showcases Ultravlt’s dynamic songwriting ability, exploring how breaking ones own heart and dealing with another’s toxicity is often easier than pulling away. Scenestr Magazine described the track as a ‘high-energy blast of bouncy-aggressive riffs‘ with triple j producer Sara Glaidous affirming ‘Ultravlt have nailed the air-out-your-laundry lyricism against a backdrop of playful post-punk.’
The group have been playing music together for four years, but it wasn’t until 2021 that Ultravlt became the fully established four-piece they are today. The lack of touring and being able to physically connect during the pandemic saw the band focus heavily on performing covers of well-known songs in the interim.
With their ramped-up online presence, the band caught the attention of none other than Willow Smith. Smith posted the band’s cover of her song “t r a n s p a r e n t s o u l” on her Instagram page, attracting attention from the pop star’s worldwide 10 million people following.
2022 has seen Ultravlt collect new fans across the live circuit playing a show a month in their hometown of Melbourne, supporting well loved local bands including Drastic Park, The Motion Below, Vermont, Days Like These and more. Ultravlt pride themselves on their ability to deliver an honest and energetic live experience fuelled by relatability and individuality.