words by tom johnson
‘Sidewalk’, the new single from LA duo Momma , introduces itself with the kind of faded guitar line that immediately stirs the atmosphere, filling the surrounding space with a stark sense of something like poignancy; a dull grey afternoon where you pine for something you can never quite place.
Unveiled yesterday via Post Trash, the new track is lifted from the band’s forthcoming debut album, Interloper, a new collection that follows 2016’s Thanks Come Again EP, and is set to be released later this year, via Danger Collective. Penned after a year spent apart, and written during dead-of-night conversations, the new record finds Etta Friedman and Allegra Weingarten in suitably pensive mood, the weight of the endeavour immediately palpable on the new track, which makes for a quietly dramatic three-minutes.
From that aforementioned introduction, ‘Sidewalk’ shifts somewhat, the skittering percussion, way back in the mix, pushing the whole thing forwards with a somewhat cyclical motion, like wheels across cracked concrete viewed in slow motion. Equally as moody, the vocals are brilliantly alluring, the dulled nature of them never presenting boredom but rather a yearning sense of listlessness; a thirst for adventure left broken and unfulfilled. Quietly captivating, the whole piece makes for a tantalising introduction – and you can check it out below right now.
‘Interloper’ is released on May 25th; pre-order it here