LISTEN: CATBEAR – ‘Girl Crush’

A dreamy electro-pop rumination about wanting a friendship to turn into something more romantic, CATBEAR have shared their latest single ‘Girl Crush’. Written during the Covid-19 lockdown, the London-based queer duo playfully ponder the “could-have-beens and what ifs” when it comes to thinking about that certain someone.

“The quiet streets of lockdown London and the amazing weather we had influenced the summery chilled vibe on this song,” explain CATBEAR, who are formed of Zoe Konez and Sarah Smith. “We were listening to a lot of 80s and 90s alternative pop, but also loving the current pop sound of Caroline Polachek, The Japanese House and Rina Sawayama too.” This merging of influences resulted in the lush, dreamy sounds on ‘Girl Crush’.

Recorded and produced in Konez’s home studio in Brixton, the single is a completely DIY affair, with Smith laying down her vocals in her spare room wardrobe. The duo’s charming pop creations about relatable concepts are a welcome distraction for anyone caught up in a crush during these unusual times.

Listen to ‘Girl Crush’ below and follow CATBEAR on bandcamp, Facebook and Spotify for more updates.


Kate Crudgington

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