Late last year we introduced readers to Soft People, a husband and husband duo from San Luis Obispo, almost exactly in between San Francisco and LA. Their song ‘Absolute Boy’, struck us with its deeply personal lyrics, and 80s stylings, and we really enjoyed their sound. So we’re happy to announce that their new single, ‘Tender’, is set for release this Friday July 12, ahead of their performance at The California Central Coast Pride Festival that weekend.
Future West returns with ‘See What I See’, the follow up to ‘Human’, which was released back in February. Out yesterday, June 14, ‘See What I See’ is a retro-tinged synth-led track which sees Future West imploring an unknown other person to skip town with them. It’s a full-on bop with a super-catchy chorus.
Soft People have that whole California feel about them, which isn’t surprising when you discover that they’re based in San Luis Obispo, close to the midpoint between San Francisco and Los Angeles. The duo comprises married couple Caleb Nichols and John Metz, who met when Nichols, a long term member of the Oakland California music scene, hired John as his drummer, for his band, Grand Lake. The pair started dating shortly after, and that, as they say in the classics, was that.
Pierre de la Mer is a DJ from Amsterdam who plays house, techno, disco, pop, and jazz, as well as his own mash-ups. His track, ‘MadDonna’, is dedicated to the Material Girl herself, as well as the #MeToo movement, and is a sparkling blend of some of Madonna’s laid on a bed of synthy instrumentation.
Los Angeles duo Man Made Time are comprised of Albert Babanian and Hillary Grace. Their sound is one which takes the rich musical history of LA and to which they’ve added their own twist. ‘Fool’ is their latst single, an imminently danceable track which will feel familar to the listener, while at the same time being completely new.