AllegrA reflects on missed connections and too-short moments in “when the powers out”
A year after releasing their self-titled debut album, Philly’s own AllegrA — the project of songwriter Allegra Eidinger — is back with a new single, which they surprise-released on Bandcampafter spontaneously writing and recording it just last week.
Called “when the powers out,” the song is bright in a way that contradicts its title — Eidinger’s naturally warm vocals are matched by the light instrumentals and soft, upbeat melody. And yet, thematically, things aren’t so sunny. “We only meet in the middle, when the power’s out,” Eidinger repeats throughout the song, hinting at missed connections and too-short moments, the fleeting nature of togetherness and divide. At five minutes long, the song makes for a great re-introduction to AllegrA’s music; hopefully we’ll be hearing more soon.