photo / Laura Dresser
Imagine powdered sugar falling as snow onto your tongue, all light and sweet and cool. The taste you may conjure is the way Lavachild’s new single, “Kandy,” sounds to the ear. Premiering exclusively on LADYGUNN, the track is a sugar bomb of dreamy new-wave froth-pop, all spaced-out synths and ethereal vocals that hearken to the witchy warbling of Siouxsie Sioux or Kate Bush.
Of the track, which is part of Lavachild’s forthcoming self-titled EP — due out this summer — Brooklyn-based singer-producer Chantel Marie tells us, “‘Kandy’ is basically about greed and lost perspective — my own or those I know, not as a commentary. The inspirations were belle epoque era fantasies and renaissance, but in a twisted, more cartoonish portrayal. The tone of the song is coy, soft, heavenly, impish, pouty, taunting.”