Music Mondays: The Beths
With the events of the past couple weeks, I haven’t had much time to listen to new music. Sorry, folks, sometimes life gets in the way. It took me until today to get to any of the releases from the past week. Rather than provide you with half-formed ideas, I’m dipping back to the previous Friday’s offerings to bring you The Beths.
The Beths: Future Me Hates Me
Future Me Hates Me is The Beth’s debut full-length album and follow up to their 2016 EP Warm Blood. Cutting their teeth playing jazz at The University of Auckland, this quartet formed to celebrate the beloved music from their youth.
The result is fuzzy guitar-pop at its finest. This album is loaded with enough infectious riffs and hooks to lead off any road trip playlist. Repeated listens also draw you into some wry lyrics. No one will confuse lead singer and primary lyricist, Elizabeth Stokes, with an optimist. Consider the title track’s chorus:
Wide-eyed nights late lying awake
With future cold shakes
From stupid mistakes
Future me hates me for
Hates me for
The rest of the track focuses on the singer’s self-confident facade in the face of love and relationships. Layered over the aforementioned catchy guitar, bass, and drums, it’s crying-on-the-inside-clown fare. If the music isn’t enough to pull you in, perhaps you can appreciate the fun game located on The Beths‘ site (624 on the first try).