No, we’re not talking about the David Bowie song. We’re talking about the indie-pop band modernlove. They just recently arrived to the music scene with their June 2021 debut EP, which gave us a glimpse of their range and eccentricity. Now, their new 6-track EP tells stories of the band’s teenage years, brought together with a variety of The 1975-esque, euphoric soundscapes and disco bops. Today, the band focuses on their lead single, “2 Missed Calls”.
The EP's focus track, "2 Missed Calls," is a feel-good, danceable pop song with dark lyrical undertones. It details a guilt-laden love triangle across jangling guitar riffs, spacey synths, and mid-tempo drum rhythms. The accompanying music video visualizes such a scenario at a neon-lit party, where a drunken promenade of regret ultimately meets a happy ending.
The band shared about their writing process, "'2 Missed Calls' was at first intended to be a more upbeat, feel-good love song. As the track developed, the narrative began to shift toward something less innocent and cheerful. A lot of what we write about is young love and the rush and the craziness that comes with it.”
If you liked this track, then go now and listen to the band’s full new EP monochrome blue via Akira Records.