October 21, 2022 BY Jason Currell

Los Angeles indie artist Allie Crow Buckley shares her ethereal indie rock single, “Utopian Fantasy.” An anthemic odyssey, the track exhales over the pulsing synth and drums while Buckley’s vocals float the listener into another dimension. She explains, “I think of this song as a mystical trip that’s all just getting to be a bit too much. Getting lost in trying to find the beauty, and falling into the well of it all.” The song was recorded at the 4AD Studio in London, and was mastered at Abbey Road. It was written, recorded, and produced by Allie Crow Buckley and Jason Boesel of Rilo Kiley.


The new track follows her September single, “Angel,” her first new song since signing to Nettwerk earlier this summer. Having grown up so close to where the ocean meets the land, it’s not surprising that Allie Crow Buckley’s music is imbued with such a strong sense of power and natural balance. She is known for her lyrical use of imagery, her rhythmic structures, and use of subtle sonic details accompanied by heavy, distorted guitar tones, layers of dreamy synths, soaring melodies, and deep low end. She draws inspiration from numerous sources like Black Sabbath, Joni Mitchell, and Todd Rundgren, to painters, and poets as well as mythology and her love of classical music from her years of formal training as a dancer. Following the release of her acclaimed debut 2019 EP So Romantic, she released her debut LP, Moonlit and Devious, in 2021 to praise from NPR, New Yorker, Stereogum, Under The Radar, Paste, and more. She has opened for Jenny Lewis and Maggie Rogers on tour.

Stay tuned for more to come from Allie Crow Buckley soon.