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"girls that ain't u" - The Millennial Club | Review

It is no secret I am a big fan of The Millennial Club and their new single 'girls that ain't you' has stolen my heart.

Blending their traditional indie pop sound with some RnB undertones, 'girls that ain't u' is a sleepy sweet love song that just feels like a song you would slow dance to in a movie. Reflective, dreamy, and romantic. This band is your perfect group to fall in love to and with. This single is one of six off of the bands new EP 'summer nights'. The infectious melodies and carefully crafted lyricism throughout are reflective of their journey in defining their sound as a blossoming band, their newfound perspectives on relationships, and their maturing process as human beings.

Commentary on 'girls that ain't you": 'I think TMC will always have two sides to our music: the more “chill, easy-going, Southern California pop” side, and then the “way more jazz-influenced, hip-hop-esque, R&B” side. “girls that ain’t u” definitely falls into the latter category. There is an absurdly visceral element to R&B that makes you scrunch your face and think, “Damn, that was slick” when you hear a certain chord progression or lick. Some things in the genre can’t help but sound very tasty (I know that sounds weird, but bear with me). That’s kinda how I felt while writing “girls that ain’t u". I had the chorus progression and melody written within minutes and instantly had the “Oh damn, this is pretty smooth” feeling. This song was by far one of my favorite tunes I’ve written to date. Definitely listen until the very end of the song, including the outro – you won’t regret it.' - Andres Owens

So-Cal based The Millennial Club is an indie pop and R&B outfit that has managed to blend dance-inspired 80’s pop, beat-driven 90’s R&B, and emotional love-centered lyricism to mold their unique Southern California sound. The group was formed when singer/guitarist Andres Owens was joined by bassist/keyboardist Jared Ortiz in late 2016, later adding guitarist/saxophonist Jake Stevenson and drummer Tyler Kamei.

Underneath their pop exterior is a band displaying youthful exuberance through catchy hooks and tender ballads. The band’s songwriting focuses on emotive, experience fueled lyricism dealing with the uncertainty of love, broken promises, and the beauty found in small, intimate moments often overlooked in today’s age. To date, the band has opened for Conan Gray, Charlotte Lawrence, Katelyn Tarver, MOONZz, and Quinn XCII.

Review by Hannah Schneider

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