THE COURTSHIP OF THE AMERICAN SONG CONTEST. First new single ‘Million Dollar Smoothies’

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Today, indie-pop duo are courting. released their brand new single, “Million Dollar Smoothies”, a track they debuted live last night representing Oregon State on the new NBC show, American Song Contest. Watch the lyric video for the new single below!

A cheeky commentary on modern consumerism and the pursuit of a life of opulence, the earworm trail finds court. at their best, blending witty lyricism with their signature feel-good on indie-pop. On the song, the band notes, “We would have liked to write a song criticizing others for buying expensive health drinks and skincare products, but that would be hypocritical because we do. Why does it look better when it costs more? And what is activated carbon? All this and more, in our new million dollar smoothies.

The American spin-off of the popular European song contest show Eurovision, American Song Contest is hosted by Snoop Dogg and Kelly Clarkson and features 56 states and territories competing for America’s Best Original Song. Notable contestants include Macy Gray, Alan Stone, Michael Bolton, Sisqo, The Crystal Method, and Jewel. After last night’s performance, date. awaits whether or not they will advance to the semi-finals, decided by viewer voting. The results will be announced on the April 4 episode.

“Million Dollar Smoothies” is the first court release. in 2022 and is the latest taste of the band’s upcoming second album, due out later this year. The group began teasing the project in 2021 with a series of singles including “Prom”, “Fuzzy”, “80 in the friend zone” and a cover of Macy Gray’s “I Try”, which coincidentally is now their American Song Contest. competitor!

First formed in 2016 by serendipity after meeting at a gig in Los Angeles, members Micah Gordon and Eli Hirsch were both session musicians at the time, but quickly realized their collaborative magic. while blocking in their spare time. But neither were singers – or so they thought. Eli, who is self-taught and grew up playing in Portland pop-punk bands, recognized the true virtuoso in his new bandmate. “Micah, you can sing!” Micah is a classically trained jazz pianist and has been influenced by Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and Miles Davis; Eli grew up with Blink-182, Passion Pit and Weezer.

The group released their debut album in 2016, Denial In Paradise, featuring hits such as “Tell Me Tell Me” and “Sunroof.” Tracks from the album have amassed more than 50 million streams on Spotify and garnered love from Billboard, NME and Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1.

The boys have spent the last few years on the road, touring with artists such as Dayglow, Passion Pit, the Hunna, Weezer, The Wombats, Magic City Hippies and Night Riots.

Watch the lyric video for the new single here:

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