A sweet new offering of guitar distortion and smooth dual harmonies; OHMME have shared their latest single, ‘Selling Candy’. The track is lifted from their upcoming album, Fantasize Your Ghost, which is set for release on 5th June via Joyful Noise Recordings.
Formed of Sima Cunningham and Macie Stewart; Chicago-based OHMME blend driving beats and brooding guitars to create their deceptively simple, catchy songs. On their latest single, the pair repeatedly sing the same six lines over heavy guitars and persistent, crashing percussion to reflect both the excitement and mundanities of childhood experiences.
“‘Selling Candy’ was pieced together from little snapshots of my childhood growing up on my block in Chicago” explains Cunnigham. “It felt like its own tiny world where I could explore my imagination, enjoy independence from my parents, and meet all kinds of people, including the pissed off hot dog vendor from whom I bought a boiled hot dog from as often as I could get my hands on a buck.” This sweet sense of freedom is reflected in the cathartic, noisy breakdown at the end of the track.
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