Rising electro-pop outfit, Magdalena Bay has dropped their new single “Venice” via Luminelle Recordings. The indie-pop song punctuates a laidback beat with handclaps and a boisterous bass groove paired with an apocalyptic undertone about the world possibly ending. Encouraging its listeners to live in the now, the duo — singer/songwriter Mica Tenenbaum and producer/songwriter Matthew Lewin — sings, “Oh when the sun is falling to the sea, Come on, it’s all about you and me. Keep it together while the deserts freeze, Come on, we’re dancin’ till eternity.”
“The song’s kind of our way of coping with the ever-increasing ways that the world may end,” explains Mica and Matthew. “It definitely takes a hedonistic approach and says we might as well live in the moment with the people we love until the end comes.”
The Los Angeles-based, Miami-raised duo infuse a throwback spirit into 21st century cinematic pop as they gleefully keep their D.I.Y. edges intact. Under the influence of Carly Rae Jepsen, Charli XCX, and Art Angels from Grimes, Magdalena Bay, who’ve been making music together since high school, picked up a thread from their early prog band roots a la the “the eighties key changes” and developed a handcrafted sound and vision. Matt produced everything himself, while Mica took over the visuals, editing and directing.
Their single “Neon” stoked early buzz, landing on Discover Weekly pages and generating almost 2 million Spotify streams. On its heels, Magdalena Bay has kept up a steady pace through a series of original singles and videos, culminating with the 2019 release of their mini mix vol. 1 EP. Earning media praise from the blogosphere for their feel-good pop music, Magdalena Bay has accumulated over 4 million total streams on Spotify.
“To us, Magdalena Bay is all about crafting great songs and creating a visual world around them,” the duo shares. “We want to make a world that pulls people in and makes them want to stay forever.”
Stay tuned for more exciting news and music from Magdalena Bay in the coming weeks!