words by tom johnson
photograph by casey mathewson
Where much of the Brooklyn scene is seemingly tied down with notions of refined coolness and trends, there are a number of colourful glints in its furrowed amour – and Madam West are certainly one of them. Case in point, new track “L”, which precedes a live showing at Brooklyn’s C’Mon Everybody on March 1st, and their first national tour later this Spring, is an immediate and dazzling concoction of their craft, all glittering guitars and a radiant lead voice.
Treading similar ground as fellow Brooklyn-based project Salt Cathedral, which is to say that this is exquisite pop music with a sparkling quality, “L” melds rhythmic pop structures with jazzy undertones that bring a sense of summer gazing to their work, which is in itself no mean feat given the time of year that the track strolls in to our conscience.
Glowing from its tender arrival until long after its three-and-a-half minutes are over, it’s a gorgeous retreat – and you can stream it below right now.