Indie pop today is a flourishing stream of nostalgic sentiments and instrumental expressions. Brooklyn-based brotherly duo Eighty Ninety delicately swim through this lapping current with their sincere musings and minimalist production. Having recently found a home in management label Hard 8 Working Group (Billie Eilish, FINNEAS, CYN), they release their newest single "10K Summer Nights"- an innocent, but timeless story of young love.
A gentle guitar-plucked melody eases us into this track, calmly ushering in Abner's breathy vocals. Picking up in the first chorus with a muted percussive beat, "10K Summer Nights" effortlessly builds up with another layer of wistful synths and wailing notes. The soft production serves as a backdrop to Eighty Ninety's sentimental lyrics. Lyrics that stay true to the essence of a summer love: blinking night lights, driving with the top down with eyes only for each other. It's simple and elegant, a song that emulates all the opportunities and possibilities of summer, in time for its long-awaited arrival.