NEW ARTIST FINDS: PR0FILES
Los Angeles-based duo Pr0files are bringing something fresh to the electropop genre with their perfectly moody production, ’80s-influenced synths and ridiculously catchy hooks. Singer-keyboardist Lauren Pardini and guitarist-producer Danny Sternbaum have been writing songs about “sex addiction, hypnotherapy and love” since 2013, and show that they are only getting started. If you’re into synth-heavy indie-pop like Chvrches but can get down with something a little more ‘80s and dreamy, then Pr0files just might be your new favorite band.
PR0FILES - FORGIVE
Off of their debut EP, Luxury, comes their simply intoxicating single, “Forgive.” The track has an ‘80s feel due to its laser-infused synths, while also featuring a slow-grooving drum machine beat and Pardini’s wonderfully smokey vocals. The chorus is deliciously catchy while the bridge after the 2:00 mark is reminiscent of early ‘80s Madonna (which I totally love!). Its a wonderfully dark and moody pop track that you can’t help but fall in love with.
PR0FILES - CALL YOURSELF A LOVER
“Call Yourself A Lover” also has its own ‘80s flavor, but it’s also packed with dark atmospherics, hazy electronics, and echoey drums to help set the gloomy mood. I also can’t help but pay attention to lyrics and hear the emotion in Pardini’s voice as she sings “you call yourself a lover/ but you don’t call me.” After the 2:20 mark her vocals soar to a whole other dreamy level that lasts throughout the track’s duration, making it a totally gorgeous laid back track.
PR0FILES - GET IT UP
“Get It Up” is a little more upbeat and groovy compared to the previous tracks, but they manage to stay true to their dark pop style. Featuring a pulsing beat, funky synths, and a feel-good chorus, it’s electropop’s sassy answer to disco. Just after the 3-minute mark the track takes on a super Bee Gees-style vocal melody that is sure to get you moving (even if it’s only in your computer chair).
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About Erin Crider
Erin Crider eats, breathes, and sleeps pop culture. If you have a question about a one-hit wonder from the ‘90s or need help remembering lines from a SNL skit, she’s your girl. When she isn’t lurking the internet, she's either going to a show or hanging out at Disneyland. Erin lives in Southern California and has a B.A. in Creative Writing from Cal State Long Beach.