Bus People is the duo of Aley Waterman (Galaa) and Scott Sheppard (The Rangers). Originating on a battery-powered Portasound keyboard with built in beats, old synth sounds, female lead vocals, and live guitar and bass, Bus People add ethereal layered playback, vocal harmonies, and beats to round out and elevate their sound. The duo are cohesive across the board and their energy ranges from slow-dance 80’s prom vibes to punk-esque guitar solos.
Nostalgic new single, “Luck,” is about looking back on the fortune of youth, a time when any action or interaction was less laden with the weight or stakes taken up in adulthood. The chorus I can’t believe it, I won’t believe, young luck is a tender secret comes on with a force and chaos that shifts from the steady gentle melody of the verses, and the triple guitar solo later in the song reflects this sense of abandon.