L.A. Girlfriend, the creative solo project of front-woman Sydney Banta, has revealed a luscious new track and video to match for “Little Do I Know”, the first single off of L.A. Girlfriend’s new LP, Neon Grey. Soaked in her signature post-punk meets 80s synth-pop sound, the song is about unrequited love, and the hearthwrenching feelings of uncertainty that come along with it.
To match the song’s flavorful 80s aesthetic, Banta herself has directed a video that looks as though it were shot on an old video camera. Featuring an organically moving Jen Spazmaster, “Little Do I Know” feels like something you’d stumble across on late night Public Access Television. Spazmaster’s fluid interpretive dance lure you into her console, almost making the pain of a one-sided love go away.
[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”#FF78FF” class=”firstclass” size=”15″]”I’m sure there are many people who have dealt with a relationship where things change or end rather quickly,” shared Banta. “I’m aware of myself enough to know I have to really work toward moving on when I’m in those types of situations. The song ‘Little Do I Know’ is about trying to regain control when there is no control. When making the song visual, I was drawn to the concept of ‘inner demons’ and ‘past ghosts’; I liked the idea of these archetypes interpreting the lyrics through movement.”[/perfectpullquote]
L.A. Girlfriend’s new single “Little Do I Know” is the first video of three in support of her sophomore album, Neon Grey, which is set for release on February 3rd and will be available via Bandcamp, Spotify, and iTunes. To celebrate the new album, L.A. Girlfriend will perform on February 19th at Resident in the Downtown L.A. Arts District. Supporting acts will include Cold Violets and Dustin Muenchow from Nightwave on KXLU. More info on the event here.
Listen to more music by L.A. Girlfriend via her BandCamp page.