Saint Pepsi - Fiona Coyne b/w Fall Harder [7'']


$ 5.98 


For his Carpark debut, Saint Pepsi takes a step away from the
more genre-shuffling styles of his Internet releases to focus his
skills on high-power pop. The title track of the ''Fiona Coyne''
7-inch is an uplifting tribute to fantastical romance and the
joyous dreams pop culture can provide. Mastermind Ryan
DeRobertis lays down a funky guitar riff and bass line of
Chic-quality to tease our senses before tickling us silly with the
chorus' ecstatic horns. ''My love's on the silver screen/ she's
always playing make believe,'' sings the 21-year-old songwriter,
playing a bit of make-believe himself. The song, named after a
certain graduate of Degrassi Community School, acts out the
fantasy of dating a TV star and plays with the idea that music
can be something of a catalyst for romance.
The b-side, ''Fall Harder,'' is a lovelorn hit about a somewhat
unattainable beauty. ''You've got me under your spell/ and baby,
I couldn't fall harder,'' DeRobertis sings over an Orange
Juice-worthy riff and electronic subtleties like the sound of a
Galaga battle. For this 7-inch, DeRobertis wrote danceable love
songs with a nostalgic aesthetic to the production ''because I
think nostalgia is inherently narcissistic and I'm currently very
into the idea of exploring the connection between nostalgia and
narcissism,'' he says.
1. Fiona Coyne
2. Fall Harder