Posts Tagged ‘pastel pop’

October 19, 2017

It’s obvious bubbly infectious pastel pop is Sälen’s forte. The East London trio reeled us in with effervescent singles like Diseasey and So Rude this past year, and now they’re preparing to release a short film named Zebedy Cult and its accompanying soundtrack EP come November 10th on Island Records. This intriguing news comes with a brand new song named I Am Champagne as well as a reworked version of their acclaimed debut I’m In Love With My Best Friend. I Am Champagne is an airy swirling charmer that reminds me of a more delicate and lissome version of PC Music’s repertoire, mixed with the saccharine coating of Kero Kero Bonito. Despite its sugary appeal, I Am Champagne packs plenteous bittersweet wistfulness in its crystalline drapes. You can stream Sälen‘s new re-worked version of I’m In Love With My Best Friend below. 

They explain of their new film and music project: "Zebedy’s Cult is about a flamboyant agony uncle called Zebedy… He is on call like a drug dealer, to give advice from his rickshaw. The soundtrack deals with unrequited love and addresses the promiscuity of women in a way society sadly does not. Lite Behaviour is our homage to the girls who carry condoms with them always, whilst Sweet Toothache is about sucking off an ice cream man. We wanted to re-release a more polished I’m In Love With My Best Friend as the original was recorded in Simon’s bedroom when Ellie wasn’t fully aware of her voice yet. I Am Champagne is one that parents can get behind with its message that you don’t need champagne and cocaine to have fun.“

August 30, 2017

Portland based electronic pop chameleon Liyv released her debut EP It Me last Friday. Aside from previously shared gems like Weeknight and Hot Lights, the six track enthraller also includes this dreamy pastel pop piece, We Could Be Famous. This one seems to live up to Liyv’s mantra about ‘making sad music for people who like bright colors’ even more than usual. It’s a wistful yet iridescent electro pop song dappled with soft entrancing staccato plinks and seasoned with supple enchanting, bittersweet lulling vocals. You can stream Liyv’s debut EP, It Me, in full on Soundcloud, here. Purchase from Bandcamp, here. Let its versatile assortment of electronic pop bedazzle you and tug at the sadness in your hearts.

August 16, 2017

We’re stoked that Liyv has been releasing new tunes at a steady pace again, having been utterly enthralled by the Portland based singer songwriter’s prior such sojourns in the past. We’ve always loved the fact that Liyv likes to give us “songs for sad people who like bright colors”, since we very much fit the billing for that audience, plus the imaginative artist has a keen dexterity when it comes to giving us a versatile array of sounds in her music. We never know quite what to expect when a new Liyv song surfaces. New single Weeknight is quite the bubbly enchanting electro/future pop bouncer, with a bit of Elohim’s dreamy ethereal ambiance and some of Terror Jr’s

choppy, glitchy

whimsicality. Weeknight arrives with fabulous news for long time Liyv fans like us. A debut EP named It Me is arriving on August 25th! As we await the release, head over to Bandcamp to purchase Weeknight, here.

November 1, 2016

I count myself lucky that I live in a day and age when talented musicians are able to gift us some splendid treats on a monthly basis. It adds suspense and excitement to our mundane lives as we look forward to the next treasured gem. One such artist in the midst of a fantastic series is Seattlelite Liyv, a self proclaimed pastel pop artist who melted us many times over with her intricate and dexterous compositions. The latest addition to her song a month series is a bubbly effervescent tune named Laser Eyes. It’s as if Ofelia K, Kiiara, and Lenka linked up for a whimsical confection. This playful artistic brand of candied coated, radiant glowing pop is incredibly addicting, and it comes along with an perky captivating music video. Laser Eyes is the tenth song in Liyv’s “One Song A Month” project, and it’s available for purchase from Bandcamp. You can listen to the series’ prior songs on Soundcloud.