My Favourite’s new track, “Killed For Kicks”, is neo-retro post-pop cool that seems to sit square on the fence between dark and light.
A bit of a ’80s disco vibe mixed with a measure of alt-rock, a smidge of swoon and a shake of sway, My Favorite’s new track, “Killed For Kicks” (taken off their new 7″), is neo-retro post-pop cool that seems to sit square on the fence between dark and light. Through sombre states and sultry sounds, “Killed For Kicks” opens like a warm summer night. You can feel the last bits of warmth still radiating from the dim horizon, but a slow chill is creeping in. It creates an underlying tension that’s digestible, but that also sits somewhat uneasily the deeper you get into the bones of the song. Themes of loneliness and loss of self-permeate throughout but are set aside light, passionate, playful vocals, a sexy sax track and a tight little drum beat that rattles along. Self-described as a band back from the dead to make gloominati disco for shut-ins, you can easily imagine the kind of dynamism that goes along with that.
Er…maybe it’s better if you just click and listen. You’ll see what they mean.