Singles Club: Complicated Animals + Leyya + The Wombats
A twosome in love and music, LA-based Complicated Animals calls their "Show Me" a "80s-inspired synth-based dream." Monica Da Silva's breathy, silken vocals issue a challenge to her beau, a gauntlet laid down to "let your face face mine" and connect in a non-technology kind of way. An extremely relatable sentiment in our overly networked, screen-fixated modern lives.
Austrian duo Leyya shows more than a little sizzle with their sassed-up "Heat." The song is glossy with a hint of 60s girl group pop sensibilities, chanteuse vocals sparking against some seriously sinuous beats. Simply smoldering.
Big Deal radio lass Annie Mac called this new Wombats nugget Hottest Record in The World this past week, and who is little old me to argue? Not that I would, anyway, since the song is a treat. I'm beginning to realize that once one listens to The Wombats, it can be awfully tricky to stop listening to The Wombats. Mind you, "Cheetah Tongue" is such a perfectly-formed synth poptart that repeated listening isn't a bad thing at all.