I'm almost getting tired of posting about how great Izzy Heltai. The Western Massachusetts based folk artist is on this ridiculous streak of great singles. The latest is "Beauty Queen." It's a laid back dreamy folk song that may be the most pop of anything Heltai has put out so far. It's the kind of song that could easily be included on your favorite television drama, but it still has that quality that Heltai has mastered of being mainstream and still being able to appeal to folkie snobs.
In a Bandcamp post, Izzy Heltai says of the new single:
Pandemic romance is nuts, or at least the way I experienced one was. Intense, dramatic, and unsustainable. All exacerbated by the fact that I was scared I would never meet anyone again due to how hard it is to date or literally just make a new friend right now.
Without the distractions of pre-pandemic life, it was pretty easy for me to spiral into obsession, and I probably put up with a lot more shit than I would have normally.
But hey, at least I got this song out of it.