Behind every successful star is a story filled with big dreams and determination. Vocalising this age-old tale is the LA-based duo ill peach with their pop meets punk track “GUM”. Range is key when it comes to the vocals that feature angelic melodies, and moody monologues give life to the existential contemplations lacing the track’s playful lyrics. Listeners can also enjoy the steady strum of an electric guitar and layered vocals washed over with a hazy filter as Jess Corazza and Pat Morrissey’s angsty pop anthem plays out.
“‘GUM’ is about two kids in a diner, who go there to dream big. It was inspired by Hard Times Cafe in Minneapolis. A legendary 24-hour diner. Life is like a piece of gum. Once it loses its flavour you spit it out and pop in a new piece,” the duo candidly explains.
Award-nominated fever dream visuals accompany the track as we see miniature sets and scenes of mind-numbing boredom, similar to that of lockdown 1, add to the narrative of big dreams and small beginnings. And, with the pair having made their starts as cowgirls and tap dancers before venturing into songwriting for the likes of SZA, it is clear they have a wild story tell. So, indulge in the sweet sounds of “GUM” and gear up for tales and tunes galore as the duo’s debut project Excuse Us While We Find Our Minds looks towards a summer release.
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