Review: "Deconstruction" - SKIES
“Deconstruction” is a pop-rock bop about identifying and breaking down your relationships, looking for what you gain from them as well as what others earn. All relationships are different, lasting with different amounts of attention, comfort, and time. But sometimes, people can fall into unhealthy patterns and loops. And when you’ve broken free from one loop, you may be caught in another one because it’s what seems normal to you.
SKIES uses a blend of pop and rock as well as emo imagery to convey this message of finding a break in your patterns. Though the song initially seems menacing, it gradually moves into uplifting territory as SKIES encourages you to look at what’s best for you, not what’s best for those around you. Filled with catchy hooks and pulsating beats, the encouraging narrative delivers and hits you to take a step back and look at what you’re doing with your life.
SKIES is a pop-rock duo made up of Alie, guitar/vocals, and Jericho, drums/vocals. They’ve been around for a long time, releasing their first album If You Feel Like It in 2015 before releasing three more subsequent albums and singles through 2020. During the winter of 2020, after playing over 200 live streams and a month-long garden tour, SKIES retreated to a wooden cabin sequestered in the middle of nowhere to record their album It’s Not the End Of the World in response to the stresses and changes of the pandemic. Now, with the full bloom of summer 2022, the band is eager to experiment with different styles as the world begins to move on.
Written By Megan Cao