One of the newest revelations from L.A.’s thriving indie pop scene is a beautiful young singer by the name Carly Van Skaik. The BMI-affiliated artist has just released a new single that will spark a wave of nostalgia and get feet moving at the same time. ‘Red Leaves’ is reminiscent of the works of 80s and early 90s pop stars, the likes of Cindy Lauper and Ace of Base. Swaddled with expansive synth and peppered with a selection of percussive sounds, the tune quickly embeds itself among your favorites. Don’t be surprised if you catch yourself humming its sunny melodies repeatedly in the course of the day.
Cheerful as the song sounds, there is a painful parting being described in its lyrics. “I sit under the brown October trees, blowing over our memories/I was yours, and you said that you were mine/But now I know that it was all a lie.” Now in the final stages of fall, we can all recall having to let someone go as we watch the red leaves fall. In the words and in Carly’s soothing voice there is both heartbreak and healing.
If you’re like this writer and have developed an affinity for Carly Van Skaik, be sure to bookmark her website and keep abreast with new releases as they come.
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