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“like i do” - The Millennial Club | Review

The Millennial Club emboldens you to be honest and wear your heart on your sleeve in their pristine romantic single “like i do”.

SoCal-based quartet The Millennial Club (TMC) releases “like i do”, the band’s second song off their slated 2020 EP and follow-up single to their Valentine’s Day release. “like i do” is a romantic ballad that has been in the making for the last five years, featuring Andres Owens’ silky and sultry vocal performance, a sweet disposition, and an undeniably evocative saxophone solo.

Such a stunningly simple slow burn. The Millenial Club captures this sense of a long term secret love that makes you nervous. "like i do" is an indie-pop love ballad about building up the courage to confess to your crush, someone who has only ever seen you as a friend. There is never the right or wrong time to tell someone how you feel, it is just trusting your gut and showing how you feel, there is nothing wrong with it even if it isn’t perfect, it is honest. This song captures that honesty and this sense of beautiful innocence in just being real.

The band has performed “like i do” at virtually every show they've played over the past four years and is one of the band’s favorite songs to perform – not to mention a fan favorite despite being unreleased. The song has undergone dozens of iterations but ironically, up until only a few months ago, was the sax solo added. The song as a whole highlights the band’s versatility as musicians and dynamic progress as artists.

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, Hippie Sabotage, Katelyn Tarver, MOONZz, and Quinn XCII.

Review by Hannah Schneider

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