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song premiere: "Fruitcake" - Soft Blue Shimmer

song premiere: "Fruitcake" - Soft Blue Shimmer

photo: Guadalupe Bustos

photo: Guadalupe Bustos

words: Joel Parmer

Disposable America is one of those labels that intertwines its releases together like a carefully quilted blanket. If you’ve been a fan of any DA release in the past, odds are that you’ll really dig their latest: Soft Blue Shimmer.

Hailing from Los Angeles, Soft Blue Shimmer’s take on dreamy indie-pop presents a steady footing of catchy songwriting, charming vocals, captivating guitar work, and a sturdy rhythm section. Their song “Fruitcake” is the second single from their upcoming Nothing Happens Here EP.

“Fruitcake” encapsulates the dreamy emo genre within seconds of the song beginning. A balance of magnetic, chorus-filled guitar and enchanting vocals transcends the intro section as the song kicks in. While the structure of “Fruitcake” centers itself with a fairly pop influenced structure, nuanced details provide moments of jolting yet deliberate repetitions and a surprising, wobbly guitar solo. In some ways the song takes on a drive akin to Peripheral Vision by Turnover and early It Looks Sad songs, but with an even more atmospheric, shoegaze-bordering vibe.

“Chamoy” (the groups first single) and “Fruitcake” are both songs that instantly take hold of listeners. The group had the following to say about their follow-up single:

“‘Fruitcake’ is about not wanting to sit with your thoughts but eventually succumbing to them anyway. Even if you’re driving around and blasting music, you’re still not able to shut yourself off.“

 Give “Fruitcake” a first listen, and preorder Soft Blue Shimmer’s Nothing Happens Here EP.

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interview: Casper Skulls

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