Premiere: Stream mini bear’s new single “Clique” — analog synth with a breakbeats backbone

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Los Angeles native, mini bear (aka Lauren Kop) is serving up yet another 80s synth pop gem titled “Clique.” The new single follows “Prophecy Girl,” mini bear’s previous song reveal, and is one of five delicious electro tracks heard on her forthcoming Mind Control EP. With a dark electronic flavor doused in analog synth and vibrant breakbeats, “Clique” sounds as though it came straight out of an underground English disco (circa 1983). It has the ability to sound nostalgic, whilst effervescing with a sharp futuristic tone.

Influenced by bold female leads such as The Eurythmics, Janet Jackson, and Bjork, it comes as no surprise that “Clique” has unknowingly become a feminist anthem for girl cliques everywhere, as well as a personal anthem for Kop.

“I initially came up with the concept of ‘Clique’ when a friend was venting about her emotionally abusive ex-boyfriend,” shares Kop in an email interview. “It made me feel super protective, like I wanted to smack down every narcissistically inclined man who felt entitled to abusing a woman’s strength. When I wrote this song, my boyfriend at the time was super defensive and paranoid that the song was about him. I kept reassuring him that it wasn’t because at that point for me I was so far in denial about the level of abuse since I was literally normalizing every aspect of terrible behavior.”

mini bear’s Mind Control EP is set for release September 30 via New Professor Music. In celebration of her new EP, mini bear will perform at Resident in Downtown L.A. on Friday, October 7. The show will also include performances by Air Life and DJ Jules Medeiros(SISU/Dum Dum Girls) and is free with RVSP.

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