- Witloof Bar
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The collective freshly out of New York's teen music scene is conquering Europe with their smooth bedroom-pop
WhenMon. 24 May, 2021
- Witloof Bar
"The sextet create soundtracks for the summer ahead with their jazzy melodies and R&B-influenced vocals"
Much like the city itself, the music inspired by New York is always changing, always evolving. Meet MICHELLE: Sofia D’Angelo, Julian Kaufman, Charlie Kilgore, Layla Ku, Emma Lee and Jamee Lockard. Six 21-year-olds raised across Manhattan and Brooklyn; six like-minded individuals who came together in an unlikely way.
Their debut album HEATWAVE – a streets-and-skylines homage to their hometown – was created in just 2 weeks and released in 2018, seamlessly weaving together R&B-inflected pop, sleek synths, plush harmonies, and buoyant groove. Heralded by stand-out track “THE BOTTOM,” HEATWAVE amassed millions of streams, led to shows for sold-out crowds at Baby’s All Right, The Dance and Webster Hall, and earned critical acclaim from The Fader and NME, to name a few.
Arriving this summer via Atlantic Records/Canvasback Music (and Transgressive Records in the UK), MICHELLE’s new music, including their first new single in nearly two years "SUNRISE" showcases the collective’s stellar and uniquely collaborative songwriting – turning inwards and to each other for lyrical grist.
Refreshingly comprised of predominately POC + queer members, the collective references equally diverse influences —Noname, Led Zeppelin, Sly and the Family Stone, Orion Sun, My Chemical Romance, SZA — all of which distill to create a cohesive whole and an inimitable sound.