GENRE | FREUDIAN BLIPS
VERDICT | MANIC-DEPRESSIVE PIXIE DREAM GIRL
LABEL | SELF-RELEASED
We like to pretend that we surround ourselves with geniuses. We know the truth lies elsewhere, but we still like to pretend. So whenever we get a music recommendation from one of our compatriots of the ‘holy shit dude, it went online last night and we’ve listened to it sixty kajillion times already’ persuasion, we don’t take it lightly. And such was the case with Couples Counseling, the solo avant-pop debut from Cry Guy’s Virginia de las Pozas.
Kudos, unnamed friend, you have good taste!
“Floating Heads” is a woozy, low-key trip, rife with textures and noises that keep the lilting and coy vocal lines from being too coy and the minimalist melody from being too spare. Think of Couples Counseling as Lorde’s less-with-it older sister, the one that’s not together enough to write straight-up pop and doesn’t mind letting messy emotional situations spill into public view. “Floating Heads” feels refreshingly honest, if a tad medicated (like, we’re not sure if we’d let de las Pozas opperate heavy machinery), and we’re looking forward to hearing more from this project soon.