Taste the music of…Softly Dear


Show me your artwork, and I’ll tell you which is your music genre. This might be the most indie-snobbish statement I’ve ever written, although being true.

Softly Dear’s ‘Portico’ artwork shows three guys in the background, on a sandy beach, their figures blurred, colours are soft and faded. There is also a not-clearly-recognised vintage texture, giving it that hipster-y touch. Softly dear hails in Eau Claire, Wi, and has just released its EP ‘Portico’. Proud representative of the DIY movement, they play edgy-pop with a rock-y twist, combining clear vocals, glossy drops and cheeky guitar lines. The EP somehow cherry-picks influences from twee pop (‘Melange’), math a là Adult, Elderly & The Children  as well as crisp garage pop (‘Better Times’).

 A refreshingly charmed easygoing pop cocktail, which should be served ice-cold for our summer weekends. Have a free taste below.


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