We’re living in uncertain times to be sure – markets crashing, a world falling apart. It’s a little disheartening to say the least, but to quote The Dead, “once in a while you get shown the light, in the strangest of places if you look at it right.” That strange place for me happened to be Bandcamp last night. After sifting through seemingly endless brostep and chillwave artists, I came across this undeniably blissful piece of musical light. I’m proud to introduce Catnaps, an unnaturally sweet indie pop quartet from Philadelphia.
Catnaps’ latest album, Why Don’t You Whisper? is a clinic on enjoyable, sunny twee – effortlessly flowing between acoustic gum drops and sugary electro-pop blankets of music. Lead singer Adrianne Gold’s seraphic voice dances among velvety pop melodies, almost daring you to be unhappy about it. While we struggle with world strife, sometimes our biggest problems in life are trying to get a loved one to appreciate our favorite classic indie foundations. And that, really, is not such a bad world after all.
Stream Why Don’t You Whisper? in its entirety, and purchase on Bandcamp