Hotel Decor Boxes Us Into A Heavenly Sphere Of Indietronic Dream Pop In “All The Rage”

And it’s about feeling boxed

Photo: Kathy Feng

Canadian artist Hotel Decor, aka Csaba Laszlo, turns the feeling of restlessness and stagnancy that a lot of us have been experiencing in his latest single “All The Rage.” The propulsive synths paired with the chest-swelling atmosphere smeared with echoes yield a groovy melody that could keep you all night spinning. Lyrically, “All The Rage” feels like a vicarious therapy where Hotel Décor lets you unleash all the frustrations of feeling like you’re boxed. But melodically, it boxes you into a dancefloor on cloud 9:

Speaking of the track, Laszlo shared: “I had the instrumental for this track just sitting on my hard drive for almost a year and originally the track wasn’t even supposed to have my vocals on it. I had previously written a version with vocals which I demoed for some people at this west Canadian music event in the Yukon back in 2019, but I ended up scrapping that version because I felt like my writing and confidence with vocals was more developed since the previous time I visited the track. Stylistically I wanted to make something definitely pretty wonky and catchy. The theme of the song kind of came about subconsciously. I ended up freestyling a lot of the vocals and just going with the flow of whatever was coming out while I was tracking. I think I must have been feeling pretty boxed in and kind of bored with my circumstances as that’s what the song ended up being about.” 

“All The Rage” is out now via Mammal Sounds Record. Stay tuned for the official music video, which will be dropping in the next few weeks.