From YACHT, we get another new look at their upcoming album (“I Thought the Future Would Be Cooler”) in the form of my now-favorite song by the band. It’s called “L.A. Plays Itself” and it’s a glitchy little number with enough playful, circuity synth to make your heart smile. Take a step back and while you’re listening to the chorus, you’ll hear glimpses of 112’s 2001 hit, “Dance With Me.” That’s one of the great things about this song, it spans so many generations with it’s sound. It’s a bit funky Seventies, a skosh prog-synth Eighties, and a smidgen dance-pop Nineties while remaining very current.
Carrying over themes from the documentary of the same name, this song hits on some bigger issues of the vanity of the city that every Angeleno can identify with. That said, there is something about this city that gets more difficult to leave the longer you are here. A certain draw that could be attributed to you learning “…all the simple things are free.” Getting down to the meat of it, “you never get caught if you’re never locked in,” so if you don’t like it, I guess that means more sunshine for the rest of us!