Razor Braids make their energetic return with new single “She”. An upbeat display of queer garage rock, the single is now available on most streaming platforms. In addition to the fresh new single, the band kicked off their headlining tour which culminates in a homecoming show with Big Girl at NYC’s Baby’s All Right.
Invoking catchy pop melodies with an underlying punk inspiration, “She” marks the first single from the forthcoming project set to be announced early 2024. Recorded with collaborators Jeremy Given and Jake Cheriff at Paper Moon Studios, the track serves as a formal introduction of the cathartic yet emotional ethos of what’s to come for Razor Braids.
Based in Brooklyn, the band has already made a splash in the scene by performing at Boston Calling opening for The National and Foo Fighters. The exciting new single “She” follows the double release of original track “Nashville, Again” and a delicate and dreamy take on the Weezer classic “Buddy Holly”, which came out earlier this year.
Sonically, “She” invokes the flair and energy of ’90s greats such as The Cranberries, Liz Phair, and Alanis Morissette. Though lead singer Hollye Bynum’s vocals give off a timbre reminiscent of modern stars such as Carly Rae Jepsen, scratching that sweet pop itch. Production wise, “She”’s rigid sound and punk-inspired drumbeat give way to the styles of Bikini Kill or The Clash.
A song about being unafraid to take a chance on love, “She” is a perfect shot of courage for those who need it. Rounding out the song with addicting gang vocals, the track is an earworm for fans of ’90s- doused garage rock.
“It’s a song about being present when you meet someone really special: you don’t want to think about what happens tomorrow or what happened in past relationships, because when you look at her you just get to be in the moment”
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