Kero Kero Bonito have teamed up with Soccer Mommy for the newest instalment of the Grownup Swim Singles collection, placing a thumping techno spin on the latter’s latest single ‘Rom Com 2004’.
Retitled as ‘Rom Com 2021’, the remix elevates Soccer Mommy’s authentic observe with propulsive synths and an effervescent 808 beat, buying and selling the warbly, spaced-out really feel of ‘Rom Com 2004’ with a extra visceral, rave-inspired power. In a press launch, Kero Kero Bonito stated: “Our contributions have been impressed by Bridget Jones’ Diary, late summer season, and UK Storage vocal manipulation.”
Have a hearken to ‘Rom Com 2021’ beneath, then evaluate it to ‘Rom Com 2004’:
‘Rom Com 2021’ marks the twenty third instalment of this 12 months’s Grownup Swim Singles collection, with earlier tracks coming from the likes of Iceage, Cloud Rat, Emily Wells and Naujawanan Baidar. The collection first started in 2010 and has continued yearly since.
‘Rom Com 2004’ was initially launched as a standalone single again in July, marking Soccer Mommy’s second launch for 2021 after ‘Kissing In The Rain’ – her contribution to DC’s Darkish Nights: Loss of life Metallic soundtrack – the month prior.
Her second album, ‘Colour Concept’, was launched final February, flanked by the singles ‘Lucy’, ‘Yellow Is The Color Of Her Eyes’, ‘Circle The Drain’, ‘Bloodstream’ and ‘Crawling In My Pores and skin’. It was adopted by a group of album demos that November.
In a four-star assessment of ‘Colour Concept’, NME’s Hannah Mylrea referred to as Soccer Mommy “a grasp at portray vivid footage with lyrics, coupling earworm melodies and heat instrumentation with shattering phrases that pack an emotional punch”.
Kero Kero Bonito launched their newest EP, ‘Civilisation II’, again in April. NME gave it a four-star assessment, with author Ben Jolley praising it for constructing on the London trio’s “candy but unpredictable edge-of-mainstream J-pop, electro, bubblegum pop and shoegaze fusion”, calling its tracks “future-pop bops which might be brilliant and, most significantly, enjoyable”.