L.A.-based musician Sabrina Teitelbaum has a knack for crafting intimate lyrics that evoke visceral emotions, atop adventurous songwriting and addicting melodies. After last month’s release of “Olympus,” her debut single as Blondshell, she garnered critical praise from several publications.
Having joined forces with Another Management Company, the team behind the careers of Kurt Vile, Stephen Malkmus, Waxahatchee, and more, today, she returns with her second single, “Kiss City,” on which Teitelbaum’s gravelly vocals work their way to a provocative and climactic chorus: “Kiss city / I think my kink is when you tell me that you think I’m pretty.”
Of the single, Teitelbaum says, “I was sick of pretending I didn’t care about love. The song is about wanting to be seen as an entire person, the fear of not being seen at all and being compared to other women – all the things that come up when you don’t trust the person you’re with. Writing alone in my apartment, I was able to voice my most vulnerable desires, which turned into demands over the course of the song. I think the song itself made me more confident and able to ask for what I deserve. I got angry as I was writing it because I realized that care is a very basic demand for someone you’re romantically involved with.”
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