Marian Hill feat. Tennyson
RGM RATING (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)
A hypnotic electronic track with slow pop elements and an early 2000s nostalgia.
Philadelphia-based alt-pop duo, Marian Hill, is made up of producer Jeremy Lloyd and vocalist Samantha Gongol. After taking a hiatus, the duo is back with their latest gift, the 12-track electronic album why can’t we just pretend? According to a recent interview, the album is comprised of their best work from the last three years of songwriting. Additionally, it has appearances from plenty of talented guest artists such as Steve Davit, GASHI, and Kemba. Marian Hill’s latest single, “pretend,” features Canadian electro-pop musician Tennyson. The song also has an accompanying music video.
“pretend” prepares us for a journey to the past with an immersive soundscape. It’s ideal for exploring the longing and regret that can pop up with old memories. Lyrics like “Would you read to me tonight? I know I’m too old but I don’t mind” and “Can we just pretend it’s 2003 and we’re home from school and nothing’s changed?” offer wistful sadness when we look at the old days. At the same time, Samatha Gongal’s soft vocals tie everything together, providing a more haunting recollection that is perfect for making “pretend” feel like the relatable nostalgia that creeps up during the dark hours of the night. So, stream Marian Hill’s “pretend” today to feel that nostalgia for childhood yourself.
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