A minefield exploration of what it means to be loved and what it means to be an adult from Colleen Green. A major departure from her previous album, Green has reached out and asked for collaborators in the form of Jake Orrall and Casey Weissbuch. Indie pop at its finest from LA. Vinyl and CD on Hardly Art.
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If stuck then think of our office as a kind of gruff northern version of the Sugarape offices from Nathan Barley. Lots of men-children playing and messing about. Who can blame them? Growing up involves things like dealing with broken taps and gradually getting more and more depressed until you eventually get worn down by it and die.
Colleen Green has decided at the age of 30 that she needs to grow up and has themed her second album of fuzzy west Coast sunshine pop around the subject. Green’s music is nothing that hasn’t been heard a million times before but it’s charming and sweet and tuneful. Her sugary harmonies are slathered over mid-fi punk influenced buzzsaw pop which at times reminds me of Best Coast and at others of Charlotte Hatherley.
It’s fun stuff without taxing the brain too much and occasionally she hits on a killer melody as on ‘Pay Attention’ which is perfect candy floss pop with a tough edge sorta like Veruca Salt crossed with the Ramones. I wish I lived in L.A.
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