Despite its chill-out groove and lounge-cool keys, “Entwined” digs into darker lyrical territory, detailing a disintegrating relationship as the drumbeat bounces on. Just wait for the swooning, spine-tingling chorus, one that is part bittersweet nostalgia (but isn’t all nostalgia bittersweet?), part hazy lament. It’s a chorus that hurts about as good as the first time The Smiths’ “Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want” played on a mixtape an old high school girlfriend made for you before running off with a beefy jock or future business major, the sorrowful melody cutting so deep into your emotional core you didn’t know if your heart could withstand such a beating.
“Entwined” is gorgeous and sad and sincere enough to make you believe love is real and doomed to fade and that painful inevitability only makes it more alluring. Check out some California tour dates below.
03/19 — Brentwood, CA — House Show
03/20 — Santa Cruz, CA — Caffe Pergolesi
03/22 — Fresno, CA — House Show
03/24 — Santa Barbara, CA — Radio appearance on 91.9 KCSB
03/25 — Santa Ana, CA — Beatnik Banditto Music Emporium
03/31 – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop