Posted May 4, 2021 by Mike Mineo in Dream-Pop + Shoegaze

Drauve – “Rollercoaster”

The dreamy, swooning “Rollercoaster” is a delightful track from Drauve, the pop duo comprising Victoria Draovitch and Stephen Grzenda. Now based in Los Angeles, after relocating from Pennsylvania last year, Drauve released their SELF IMPROVEMENT EP this past December. That release saw nice praise, and now “Rollercoaster” makes a strong mark as their latest single. Serene guitar swirls and lush vocals craft an engrossing, accessible initial feel, with punchier percussion and key-laden flourishes emerging thereafter alongside spirited vocals for a more pop-forward feeling. The project struts a dream-pop lightness with ample appeal, strengthed by the band’s production, produced alongside collaborator Jeremy Rosinger (Isaac Lewis, My Favorite Color).

“The song, at face value, is about a toxic relationship with a partner,” says Draovitch, “but I’m actually talking about pursuing a music career. I love it and could never let it go, but it definitely sends me a spiral of anxiety and self-doubt at least once a week.”

“Rollercoaster” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of April 2021’ Spotify playlist.

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