– featured image courtesy of frank corr –
singer, songwriter, and producer caroline sans decamped to new york city from her south florida home base in the midst of working on her latest extended play, kitsch ii. while sans’ output as sur back has long had a technicolor allure, her relocation to a metropolis has rendered her music even more vivid; lead single “valentino” is a stuttering symphony in miniature, strings and brass joining together in a swirling cacophony of orchestral pop.
threaded throughout “valentino” is a hypnotic, melismatic lead vocal that twists the titular character’s name around bursts of angular guitar riffs, eventually coalescing with the aforementioned framework for a mesmerizing finale. kitsch ii is out february 23rd; listen to “valentino” below.