With Dua Lipa at its helm, the disco revival continues in all its variations. For CALICA, that means less 1970s strings and stiletto-ready drama and something more shimmering, diaphanous. On “Letting Go”, the Miami-raised, Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter spins her fickle heart into a slice of indie electropop as light and glittery as a New Year’s Eve party streamer. Synths blip and whizz like champagne bubbles while backing “ahhs” glitch, fade in and out in a tipsy blur of reverb.
The countdown, though, is for a new lover, a romance with an expiry date: “You know exactly how long you have me.” Perhaps it’s a seasonal fling who wants more than a no-strings-attached agreement, the breezy and flirtatious threatening to become intimate and devastating by summer’s end. But whatever happens at the relationship’s end, CALICA swirls around in the intoxicating laid-back groove of now and not knowing.
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