What a lovely outlet for our emotive side to come shining through this Wednesday. Scott Johnson’s solo act turned five-piece dream-pop outfit, Goodbye Chanel, just uncovered a brand new single “Foreva”, much to our deilght. Fueled by a surf-rock inspired guitar hook a la Dick Dale, brought up to contemporary speed with the employment of a shoegazey reverb filter, Goodbye Chanel’s hazy, minimal-pop instrumentation wraps itself ideally around Johnson’s yearning delivery -in the same vein as Wild Nothing or early Washed Out nonetheless- to create the perfect statement for their forthcoming EP Hot City Nights. “Foreva” is given the perfect amount of room to build; from the slow burning intro to the first bridge, carefully adding choice backup guitar licks and snare heavy, but ultimately light percussion patterning throughout. There is a thought evoking, storytelling sense to the tune, which hooks its listener from the onset for what is a pensive sonic journey. Goodbye Chanel’s impending Hot City Nights extended play is geared up for an April 21 release ( a day too late for some) on Dead Young Records, and if it’s anything as musically layered as debut LP Through Night to Paradise you can bet we’ll be with them every step of the way until then. Slow down your day a bit through the use of a little Goodbye Chanel above.

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