Flamango Bay continue the roll-out for their new EP with pop anthem ‘Lucky Star’

"I wanted to make the catchiest and most accessible pop song in the oddest time signature that I could..."

23.03.22, Words by: Billy Ward

Back in January, indie pop triple-threat Flamango Bay announced news of their upcoming debut EP ‘The Fool’ with ‘LA’, a dreamy single recounting their expectations of the city verses the reality they were faced with once they had moved there.

Today, they share the new EP’s centrepiece ‘Lucky Star’. Speaking about their latest offering, songwriter Ikaika Gunderson says: “‘Lucky Star’ represents the feeling of wanting something to go well so bad that you’d do anything to remain optimistic, even if it means completely immersing yourself in your own delusions and fantasy. We used common motifs and symbolism both in the lyrics (stars, four leaf clovers, lady bugs, spells and magic etc.) and musically (the song is in 7/4 time) to get across the idea of being optimistic and lucky.”

“I wanted to make the catchiest and most accessible pop song in the oddest time signature that I could,” adds Gunderson. “I thought it would be funny if I wrote the happiest song I possibly could, but it was actually really sad.”

Citing modern surf rock acts like Vampire Weekend and Peach Pit, as well as indie acts such as Beach Bunny and Soccer Mommy, ‘Lucky Star’ showcases the trio’s eclectic style, drawing upon shoegaze, lo-fi rock and pop to create a modern anthem with a retro twist.

Flamango Bay’s debut EP ‘The Fool’ is set for release May 13.

Stream ‘Lucky Star’ below or listen with your preferred player here.

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

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