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Song You Need to Know: Telenova, ‘Power’

The Melbourne band have also announced their debut album and their largest tour yet



If the theme of Telenova’s latest song, narrated from the viewpoint of a flower falling in love with the setting sun, seems intricate, fear not. The allure of “Power” will draw you in, marking it a highlight of the Melbourne trio’s upcoming album.

Driven by a pulsating beat and buoyant bassline, the song exudes a sleek disco sound, while lead singer’s Angeline Armstrong’s yearning lyrics urge you to hold on tight: “I can’t afford to lose you now,” she croons. “Deliver me from the darkest hour.”

“It’s a cry of a human being reaching out to something bigger, not wanting to be abandoned,” says Armstrong. “The song resonates on various levels, from romantic love to a deeper spiritual connection. Beneath the disco-infused beats lies a multi-layered narrative of love and existential longing.”

“Power” was created with Grammy-nominated producer Styalz Fuego (Troye Sivan, Tate McRae, ODESZA), and shows the band embracing polished alt-pop for the dancefloor.

Looking back on how the song came together, Joshua Moriarty adds, “We started from scratch in the studio with Styalz, and Angeline wrote the vocal melody that day during the session. The metaphor of a flower in love with the setting sun emerged, symbolising the fear of being left alone in darkness.”

In the stylish music video, the band brings the song’s romantic and fable-like lyrics to life with a series of cinematic scenes, each inspired by 70s Hollywood and theatre sets. Directed by Armstrong herself, you can watch it below.

“Power” follows previous single “Teardrop”, released in February, and continues a big year for Telenova. 

Both singles will feature on the band’s forthcoming album, Time Is a Flower, set for release on August 16th. Telenova will kick off an extensive Australian tour from May to August, followed by some European shows. They’ll the. wrap up the year with two shows in New Zealand in November for their Aotearoa fans (tour information here). 

Telenova’s “Power” is out now.