So, I’m sitting in Starbucks, while my mind wonders aimlessly as I play some music in my headphones. I’ve spent the last couple of days delving into 80s hardcore punk; my brain is overflowing with loud, fast, and tumultuous tracks. I needed a break. So, I turned to BandCamp, and that, is where stumbled across Skirts, the brainchild of Alex Montenegro. I’m not sure what about her music caught my attention. Maybe it was the softness and doziness of her voice. Maybe it was the simplistic instrumentation, and its ability to easily captivate me. Maybe it was just the fact that I had been listening to abrasive music, and Skirts was the perfect counter balance.
Either way, I luckily came across this track from her called “Don’t Let Me Go” off her newest release, Almost Touching. I can’t seem to stop listening to it. I think there’s something really addictive and magnetic about the production of the track. Sometimes I’ll find myself staring at no particular thing for a long period of time, and I know I should probably look at something else for the fear I’ll look crazy for staring at the ground or a trash can for too long, but it feels too good, especially with this song playing in the background. It’s like, when you’re past the point of tired and you just find yourself staring at the ground, and you don’t want to shift your gaze; THIS is what this song does to me. The track has simple, core elements: having a simple yet effective chord progression that loops and winds perfectly around Montenegro’s voice, which in itself has a lure that keeps me coming back to this track.
Feel free to show Alex some love at her BandCamp account linked below. You can check out this track and the digital album its featured on, Almost Touching, as well as, pins, cassette tapes and some other dope stuff.
Xx Ana Tame Xx