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"How To Say" - Mamalarky |Review

A retro take on a very fun upbeat pop track.

This track is warm and bubbly. I can see this becoming a fun summer track for days in the sun. The production does provide this "simpler times" feel and over all this is a very comfortable track.

The single was recorded shortly after the band's cancelled homecoming trip to SXSW with the members each recording their parts separately from their respective quarantines, and the accompanying video being created solo by Bennet. The band's rare chemistry and imaginative musicianship are in no way compromised by the circumstances however, and the production lends the track an intimacy perfectly suiting its lyrical exploration of the uncertainties, and subjective qualities of love.

Mamalarky is down to water your houseplants while you're out of town and plot an elaborate revenge on your high school bully. Mamalarky could very well be the cure for depression or the cause of all universal sadness. Mamalarky is a campfire song for American Idol rejects and a somber soundtrack for the months leading up to your next breakup. They are exactly what you would expect to see in an increasingly sentient robot's dream journal. Mamalarky started in Austin, TX and now resides in Los Angeles. The band combines doe-eyed vocal melodies, cerebral keys, dynamic finger-picked guitar, ebullient bass lines, and hard hitting drums to create an intoxicating elixir, entirely their own. The band continues their spiraling exploration of inner-space in their new single, Fury, taking flight from their more grounded, dreamier material, in favor of unwieldy guitars and sneering synths. ‘Fury to me is about feeling overdriven and overworked, and the humor in finding your way as a young adult’, says front-woman Livvy Bennett. Their upcoming home quarantined recorded release, ‘How To Say,’ approaches the concept of shared love and the difficulty in communicating new feelings. The result is organic and cage free, but may contain soy and tree nuts.

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