Wow. Remember when this was a thing? No? Well, I’ve decided I’m going to listen to an album a month and do a post about it. Feel free to play along at home, listen and comment. Or don’t. That’s cool, too.
The current album in heavy rotation on my iPhone and Spotify is the self-titled debut album from Dutch electro-pop group Studio Killers. If we’re being completely honest, I’m not even sure what the hell electro-pop is. I assume it means there are no actual “instruments” – just lots of digital manipulation. But as I’m not much of a purist when it comes to my music, it totally works for me. The tracks are catchy and fun and I always find myself dancing along – even if it’s only in my head.
Studio Killers is comprised of Cherry on vocals and musicians Goldie Foxx and Dyna Mink. In addition to her singing skills, Cherry does some fun and funky digital art. The band’s Tumblr is the best place to check out her portfolio. In addition to the band’s three members, their manager Bipolar Bear often makes an appearance in the artwork and on the blog as well.
I like most of the songs, but a few stand out. The lead off “Ode to a Bouncer” is a fun tune that includes clever lyrics and even a little homage to Pink Floyd’s The Wall.
‘Cause all in all, you’re just another prick at the door
My absolute favorite single is the song that led me to the band in the first place: Jenny.
I’m a sucker for any song with my name in the title – in fact I have an entire playlist devoted to Jenny songs and this is by far one of my favorites. The tune and the lyrics are fantastic. I listen to it on repeat all the time. I defy you to listen and not get the chorus stuck in your head.
Jenny darlin’, you’re my best friend
But there’s a few things that you don’t know
Why I borrow your lipstick so often
I’m using your shirt as a pillow case.
I wanna ruin our friendship
We should be lovers instead
I don’t know how to say this
’cause you’re really my dearest friend
Read more: Studio Killers – Jenny Lyrics | MetroLyrics
The video is still to be released, but you can listen on YouTube.
I recommend you check out Studio Killers. If you’re not into pop or dance music, you might not enjoy them as much as I do. But if you’re looking for something to put you in a good mood and leave most of the angst at the door, give Studio Killers a try.
If you do take a listen, please let me know what you think in the comments.