Beginners’ “Stereo”, as the title’s connotations might suggest, takes a few cues from the ‘80s. Big, watery snares are the most noticeable, with cheeky synths and schlocky strings adding to the effect. It’s very much a modern song, though — the arpeggiation, distorted bassline, and vocal chops are straight out of radio pop-house. It’s a laid-back tune as ready for blasting from a Camaro system as from Spotify, and that timelessness is a wonderful thing.
“‘Stereo’ is an ode to the love of records,” says lead singer Samantha Barbera. “I was definitely inspired by songs like Billy Idol’s ‘Dancing With Myself’ that so perfectly describe the feeling of contentment and freedom you get when dancing alone to a great record.”
Pleaser is out September 16.