It's easy to feel nostalgia for the perfect 80's hit. Synth so vibrant you can hear the neon lights, bridges and breakdowns you can sing and dance to, and storylines of either wanting someone else girl (looking at you Rick Springfield) or, in this case, someone trying to steal yours. Fortune Teller, from Charlotte, North Carolina, have bottled up that recipe in their latest track, "Please Be Cool."
They recorded the track in their own home studio, calling it an uptempo swirl of drum machines, droning synths, shimmery guitars, and 1980's angst. In the song, he sings "He'd like to buy you a drink / And tell you that you're such a catch / He'd like to make you think that I don't know what I have".
The songs inspiration comes from a true story, according to member Austin Forbes, who shared with EARMILK, "This was the first song we wrote together as a band a few years back. We tracked it ourselves along with a few other songs in July of 2017. "Please be cool" is about this guy who would continually ask my wife to be his date to various events. It wasn't cool.”