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Electric Guest Is Making Pop Music Carefree Again

Electric Guest Is Making Pop Music Carefree Again

Electric Guest Is Making Pop Music Carefree Again

"First, you acknowledge the suffering, then we can breathe," says frontman Asa. "It's easier to get to joy."

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"I got a dollar in my pocket/So turn the music up and get it poppin'/I'm tryna have some fun before I die/So all that really matters is tonight."

Electric Guest is here to make pop music carefree again.

The duo just released their third album KIN, featuring eleven nostalgic, genre-blending tracks that the band's frontman, Asa, says are an ode to 2000s pop/R&B. The record starts with "Dollar," a groovy call to forget your financial worries and "have some fun before your eyes close." That launches into my favorite track on the album, "1 4 Me," a soul-bearing dedication to the one you love over a funky synth riff.

Other highlights include "Play With Me," a frisky confrontation with someone leading Asa on, and "Freestyle," an instant anthem for those just making up this thing called life as they go along. 

Asa says the one thing he hopes fans take from the album is "acceptance of where you're at. We tried to make an album that had hella levity to it and joy, while also acknowledging how difficult of a time that everyone seems to find themselves in." He concludes, "First, you acknowledge the suffering, then we can breathe. It's easier to get to joy."

Wechat more about their record, read thirsty comments on their music videos, and reminisce on working on Portugal the Man's massive hit "Feel It Still," Carly Rae Jepsen's new album Dedicated, and their Emmy-winning songs with Saturday Night Live's Lonely Island.

Watch the full interview below.

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Taylor Henderson

Taylor Henderson is a PRIDE.com contributor. This proud Texas Bama studied Media Production/Studies and Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, where he developed his passions for pop culture, writing, and videography. He's absolutely obsessed with Beyoncé, mangoes, and cheesy YA novels that allow him to vicariously experience the teen years he spent in the closet. He's also writing one! 

Taylor Henderson is a PRIDE.com contributor. This proud Texas Bama studied Media Production/Studies and Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, where he developed his passions for pop culture, writing, and videography. He's absolutely obsessed with Beyoncé, mangoes, and cheesy YA novels that allow him to vicariously experience the teen years he spent in the closet. He's also writing one!