New York City-based Victoria Chavez, a.k.a. one half of ATR31, crafts the sort of mellow electro-pop that one can easily just get lost in. “Asuka,” written about the singer-songwriter’s dog, is one such track: a glistening, rhythmic indie jam with sparkly neo-tropical beats, moody atmospherics and Chavez’s astral, almost weary vocals that seem to simply glide over the electronics.
“We wrote it as a song about loving someone and missing them when they’re away,” Chavez explains of the tune, which is off the duo’s forthcoming EP and premiers on LADYGUNN today. “There’s a certain fear or insecurity that might come from waking up and seeing a loved one gone. It’s from the perspective of [my] shiba inu, whose name is Asuka.”