Silver Liz: Microwave S'mores

A little over two years after their debut full length, Chicago's Silver Liz return with the a new piece of music and visual which will lead to the release of their sophomore album later in 2020 or early 2021.

Although Microwave S'mores shows the band's clear evolution since their rawer earlier outings, it doesn't stand very far aside from the wistful dreampop fuzz with which Silver Liz earned their first acclaim, still, we are promised a wider range of eclectic styles for the rest of tracks that comprise the coming album. The husband and wife duo of Carrie and Matt Wagner share songwriting responsibilities like before, yet, this time around there are songs which Carrie composed entirely herself, opposed to others that are still collaborative efforts. The first example of their energized creativity shows bold indications of growth while staying compliant with the inherent shoegaze nature of their sound and writing means.

"Microwave S'mores is about embracing the tendency to be a homebody," Matt comments. "When I showed one of my friends the song, he asked ‘you okay, bud?’ The lyrics are not meant to be depressing and it wasn't out of irony that we chose to put them with music that is light and in a major-key; The music suggests that the lyrics are a celebration of accepting your introversion."

"The song, which we actually wrote last year, is called Microwave S'mores and it's about wanting to stay indoors," adds Carrie. "Considering what's going on in the world right now, we think this is the perfect time to release it. Of course, many of us are desperately wanting to go outside these days, but this song might help some remember all the times they wished they'd had an excuse to stay in and not go out."

The charmingly peculiar video which accompanies the song was directed by the band themselves.

All proceeds from the track will be donated to the MusicCares’ COVID-19 Relief Fund.

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