U.S-based songwriter CARR has become a personal favourite for critics and fans due to her acid tongue-in-cheek approach to songwriting. Her candid lyrics discuss sex and relationships with a bitter, Gen Z tone of no remorse and her music carries a unique production style that bridges the gap between psychedelic rock and indie.
Her latest album ‘TV Boyfriends’ is a stellar piece of work that CARR so eloquently describes it as being “dedicated to two different people I used to know. It worked out though, I get to see them on my TV screen all the time”. The album starts as it means to go on, with ‘TV Star’ and ‘Cold Charlie’ showcasing CARR’s punchy, fuzzed guitar approach. The third song ‘Bed Head’ is an epic piece of innuendo-driven pop punk with an infectious energy. On tracks like ‘Sarasota’, we hear CARR exploring soft rock and psychedelic production showcasing a lot of versatility for the upcoming songwriter.
Sounding suspiciously like an X-Rated, successor to Avril Lavigne – CARR’s new album refuses to compromise on her songwriting ideas. Influences by the greats of pop punk and shoegaze over the years, it’s a release that’s as much about CARR’s inherent personality as her infectious songwriting.