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Valley Queen have been making this great California drenched version of indie rock and folk for a while now, and have been dipping their toes in a more pop based direction lately. Their new single, "Cassavetes," almost fully dives into the world of pop, but in a way that long term fans will still enjoy. The song still just sounds like California, and sounds like the perfect type of song to drive down the coast to. It has a dreamlike quality, and is a beautiful upbeat and laidback track. It's a lot of fun, and has this interesting Florence & The Machine meets Jenny Lewis vibe to it. But it still has that indie folk and rock feel, even if it's through a prism of pure alt-pop.
Vocalist/songwriter Natalie Carol says of the new song: