Mokita x Slenderbodies
Jul 13, 2021
Why do we like this?
Coming through with that much-needed Summer atmosphere in this cold and rainy Cape Town weather, Nashville-bassed singer-songwriter Mokita and LA-Based alt-pop duo slenderbodies mark their first collaboration with “Speeding Up.”
The music video features grainy, old-school footage of roller skaters, which may seem like an incongruent visual backdrop, but actually adds a sense of purity and sincerity to what is really a very unique and pretty track. They’re not even trying to be cool (unless wearing a helmet, knee pads and long socks was cool in the ‘70’s – oh wait, it probably was…okay, these people are actually super dope); the focus is more on the fact that a various group of people of differing ages, races and genders are all just enjoying themselves outside in the sunshine. Somehow, “Speeding Up” provides the perfect soundtrack.
It’s hard not to enjoy this track. Erring more towards the commercial pop side of the musical spectrum than we’re used to from slenderbodies, this track has enough texture and intricacy in its pretty, winding melodies to keep your interest deeply rooted. The synths and driving percussion provide a colorful electronic base for the dreamy falsetto, and everything gels together quite beautifully. It’s like a melting pot of electronica, indie, alt-pop goodness, and trust me, you’re definitely going to want to take a bite or two.
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