BRATTY — the project of Mexican artist Jenny Juárez — has shared a new single and music video for her song “Continental” (feat. Nsqk and Méne). Which arrives in tandem with the releases of her Es Mi Fiesta Y Si Quiero Hago Un EP, a collection of tracks recorded with a wide range of fellow musicians. She had previously released two singles to tease the follow-up to her second album tdbn, which included the songs “Mi Habitación” (feat. Yawners) and “Y Cómo” (feat. Hinds).
On “Continental,” BRATTY slips into a gleamingly groovy soundscape alongside her collaborators. Written alongside both Méne and Nsqk — with the latter also working with her to produce the track —the song traces the infectious elation that comes with falling in love and taking that relationship to the next level. There’s a warmth that radiates from the song’s lush melodics that makes its gushing affection all the more fulfilling. From its buoyant beats, dreamy atmospherics, and gilded guitar riffs, “Continental” thrills tenderly in a way that’s become inherent to BRATTY’s niché of bedroom pop.
The single is also accompanied by a beautiful music video for “Continental” that features BRATTY, Nsqk, and Méne performing the song together. Opening with a scene shot right before dawn, the three artists climb into the Cadillac from which the song gets its title, the interior glowing bright orange as they sit despondently in the back.
But as the song kicks in the video cuts to shots of the trio in stunning urban and mountainous locales — which are spliced with scenes of a couple caught in quiet moments of intimacy. One moment in the video is particularly stunning: a rapid montage of zoomed-in shots of the couple embracing each other (illuminated by the city lights around them).
Other tracks included on the Es Mi Fiesta Y Si Quiero Hago Un EP include the driving rock of “Seguiremos Siendo” (feat. Depresión Sonora) and a sublimely remixed version of “Things Will Be Fine” (feat. Metronomy) made all the more elated by BRATTY’s gloaming vocals.
Inspired initially by the music of Best Coast, the music of BRATTY has evolved over two albums into a combination of bedroom pop/garage/surf. The fact that her influences include contemporaries like Snail Mail, Cherry Glazerr, and Clairo — while also collaborating with iconic musicians like Mon Laferte — only emphasizes her ability to crisscross genres with relative ease.
Words by Steven Ward
Watch the music video for “Continental” (feat. Nsqk and Méne) the new single from BRATTY below!