September Girls – Secret Lovers / Wanting More (demo)

Just when you think you’ve heard this stuff a lot, the refrain socks you with its arching, Valkerie-like harmonies. Truly portentous stuff.

 

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A glorious single, a fuzzy, scratchy sound - and dare one say lofi and actually mean it? The A side Secret Lovers drips charm, blessed with the most woozy vocal payback this side of California. The listener is like the enchanted youth being dragged out of his boat to a watery grave by rusalki on a hot summer night. Like all great singles it exists in a bubble off its own and too much analysis would kill its charm. The other track, Wanting More is more conventional in the way it tries to win you round. It’s cheerleader pop, all toothy grins and gawky attitudes - but again, just when you think you’ve heard this stuff a lot, the refrain socks you with its arching, Valkerie-like harmonies. Truly portentous stuff.