There is something uniquely impactful about SadGirl’s music. From their retro vibes to their hard-as-diamond lyrics that sparkle with an air of sentimentality, the Los Angeles-based pop/rock trio are dripping with polished doo-wops and sultry confessions.
As the band gears up for an upcoming tour and debut LP, they’ve also released “Miss Me,” a satisfyingly somber single that encapsulates the band’s playful combination of classic sock hop sounds and modern lyrics.
SadGirl’s new single “Miss Me” is a slow swaying saunter, oozing with a faint nostalgia and youthful elasticity despite love’s endless conundrums. In it, a steady melody carries us through heartache and finally to a meaningful realization.
“This song is about realizing someone close to you isn’t the person you thought you knew and kind of coming to terms with the fact that they may never share the same values as you,” said SadGirl guitarist/vocalist Misha Lindes. “Getting to that point where you decide that it’s no longer worth the effort and it’s better to walk away with what’s important to you still intact.”
In addition to their new single, the band also has a new music video out for their song, “Chlorine,” another lofty tune drenched in melancholy.
From a strategically placed saxophone solo to stuttering step melodies filled with pause and uncertainty, the song is a dead ringer for the music your grandparents listened to after a heartache; the song was inspired by artists John Waters and Otis Redding. Pulling equally from vintage influence, the music video for “Chlorine” was shot in 16mm film and depicts the decisions and quarrels a young girl faces while stuck between a “bad boy” love interest and family conflict.
SadGirl’s debut LP, Water, is set to drop June 14 via Suicide Squeeze Records, and the band will be performing in Los Angeles at the Teragram Ballroom on July 11. Grab tickets here.
Words: Patricia Sanchez
SadGirl Tour Dates
May 18 Elm Street Festival – Dallas, TX
May 24 Holland Project – Reno, NV
May 25 ORMF – Davis, CA
May 26 Slims – San Francisco, CA
July 11 Teragram Ballroom – Los Angeles, CA
Keep up with SadGirl via their Instagram, Facebook and Spotify.