Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Soft No - "Take Your Word"

Photo by Vincent Barreras

Philadelphia's Soft No are shoegaze, but shoegaze through a heavy 90's alt-rock filter. Their latest single, "Take Your Word," has that hazy feel of shoegaze, but it also just straight up rocks. At times singer Allie Lannutti's vocals are almost swallowed up by the music, which is a trait of some of the finest shoegaze. The song clocks in at just over three minutes while feeling much longer and more epic than that, in the best possible way. Sonically, "Take Your Word" is closer to Hum than it is My Bloody Valentine. There seems to be a movement these days to add heaviness to shoegaze, and Soft No are in the forefront of that.

Allie Lannutti says of her band's new single:

“‘Take Your Word’ is an amalgamation of (mostly) dudes with fragile egos I’ve encountered over the years who I chose to listen to against my better judgment and not stand up for myself.”

You can listen to "Take Your Word" below. Soft No's debut self-titled EP is due out August 3 on Abandon Everything Records, and is available for pre-order through Bandcamp. For more on Soft No, check out the band on Instagram.

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