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19.01.2022, Words by Billy Ward

Flamango Bay share new single and video for indie pop cut 'LA'

"We came up with a storyline loosely based around this drive from the Bay Area to Los Angeles..."

In line with the announcement of their debut EP ‘The Fool’, which is set to be released on May 13, Flamango Bay today share their new single ‘LA’.

Written by the three-piece indie group shortly before moving to Los Angeles, the track reflects on their expectations of the city verses the reality they were faced with. “Because of life circumstances and the pandemic, we really romanticised moving to LA,” say the band, who are originally from the Bay Area of San Francisco. “We put a lot of expectations on the city to fix our internal problems. However, when we actually moved there, we were still the same people with the same problems.

“Musically, the song is inspired by pop artists like Harry Styles, Lady Gaga and indie acts like Surf Curse, and probably anything off the Spotify Surf Rock Sunshine playlist.

Speaking about the ‘LA’ music video, the band says: “we came up with a storyline loosely based around this drive from the Bay Area to Los Angeles, a journey we’ve been doing a lot recently.

“Ligaya Chinn (the protagonist) is moving to LA, and along the way gets a mysterious invitation to a party. Once she gets to LA, she meets up with us (Flamango Bay) and, after taking in some iconic Los Angeles sights, she goes to the party. At first it’s fun, but when she goes to get water, she realises everything is not what it seems.

“The video ends with an ominous yet silly tone, representative of our feelings towards living in LA.”

The single follows on from their previous release ‘Fishing For The Sun’, a dreamy indie pop number giving fans a taste of what’s to come in 2022.

Watch the music video for ‘LA’ below or stream the track here.

‘LA’ by Flamango Bay is out now on Moshi Moshi Records.

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