Saturday, 26 July 2014

#324: Got a Girl - I Love You But I Must Drive Off This Cliff Now

Released: July 2014
Genre: Indie Pop
Label: Bulk

Brainchild of actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead and producer Dan Nakamura, the first thing one notices about I Love You But… is just how cinematic the composition and production both feel. As such it’s easy to imagine any one of the album’s twelve tracks soundtracking a quirky indie flick by the likes of Zach Braff or Wes Anderson. This should come as little surprise however, given that the duo met on the set of Scott Pilgrim vs the World and bonded over a shared appreciation of the French yé-yé music popularised by the likes of Serge Gainsbourg, an aesthetic that is manifest throughout most of the record.