Thursday, 17 March 2016

New Music: Misty Miller - Girlfriend (Video)

If 2016 has brought us anything, it is at least some quite amusing album titles.

Of course there’s The 1975’s rather creepy / pretentious / cooly artistic / beautiful /comical (delete as appropriate, depending on your opinion) I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It. My opinion of the record: Too much filler, too much referencing of bands from the past without adding anything new to the mix, but also some half decent tunes among the deluge, particularly the singles.

Then there’s Aurora’s All My Demons Greeting Me As A Friend, which is quite deep really isn’t it? My opinion of that one: Probably the best pop album to come out of Norway since A-Ha. A lot of melancholy for one so young.

Next up is Misty Miller. I like the title of her forthcoming album a lot. It’s going to be called The Whole Family Is Worried

Thankfully, though there doesn’t appear to be much to worry about in terms of the music, which from the songs we’ve heard so far seems to be a right rollicking, scuzzy, punk pop affair. Much (OK, that's an overstatement - a bit) has been made over the last couple of years of Misty’s transition from sweet ukele playing folkie to her edgier style now, but really this doesn't concern me.  If Misty decided that next she wanted to dress up in a gold sequinned disco dress and produce an album of hi-energy synth pop, all I’d care about are good tunes, good performances and it being something that grabbed me in some way. Good music eh? That's what I want (don't we all?), irrespective of style.

However, there’s no need to get out the neon coloured strip lighting and flashing disco floor quite yet (although that would be fun), because for now there’s a video for her song Girlfriend – which basically shows what a lot of fun her gigs can be. 

The album is out on April 8th.

Footnote: Why the f*ck wasn’t Happy a bona fide hit? It really should have been.  

Misty Miller - Girlfriend (Video)

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