By Liam Menzies (@blnkclyr)
While we may not be able to empathise with musicians when it comes to playing to a crowd full of hundreds of your fans or the riches that comes along with it, there’s at least one thing that makes these icons a bit more human: boredom. Just like anyone with a 9-5 job or who is stuck in the repetitive loop that is education, the lack of enthusiasm that doing something repeatedly brings is something that can bring us all together.
This is where Samira Winter‘s project Winter rolls on in with their aptly named new single Jaded, a track soaked in an undeniable 90’s aesthetic that even after the track is finished, you’ll still feel drenched in its influences. The fuzzy guitars and use of distortion-lite gives the feeling of what Weezer experimented with briefly for two records before singing about pork and beans and the production itself feels inherently based in that decade, probably due to the fact it’s headed by Lewis Pesacov who is known for helping FIDLAR achieve that nostalgic surf rock sound.
There’s also a surprising force in the works in the form of the Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger starring cult classic 10 Things I Hate About You which isn’t all that surprising considering the critical tone that can be felt from Winter’s beautiful vocals: “you woke up late, it’s not your fault, time isn’t real for you” starts Jaded off and immediately gets you into this state of mind of not only being void of caring but not even being able to acknowledge that you’re doing so. Winter‘s singing blends effortlessly into the fuzzy, dream pop guitars and results in a gorgeous blend of shoegazey bubblegum pop that you’ll find yourself addicted to after your first taste.
WINTER TOUR DATES
06/23 Exit/In – Nashville, TN *with Surfer Blood
06/24 Saturn Birmingham – Birmingham, AL *with Surfer Blood
06/25 Park Tavern in Piedmont Park – Atlanta, GA *with Surfer Blood
06/26 The Patio – Orlando, FL *w Boogarins
06/27 New World Brewery – Tampa, FL *w Boogarins
06/29 Rudyards – Houston, TX
06/30 Limelight – San Antonio, TX
07/01 Bistro 501 – El Paso, TX