Singer-songwriter LA Parties has just released his personal reinterpretation of Kacey Musgraves’ ‘Butterflies‘.
Fourth and final single of his Romance era, this version is completely detached from the sound of the original and fits fully into LA Parties’ catalog, made of distorted guitars and indie-rock aesthetics.
Speaking about the song, he explained: “In the summer of 2018 I was living in Los Angeles and interning at Atlantic Records. One day at work, a few people at the desk next to me were playing the video for “High Horse” and obsessing over it. Earlier in the year, my sister had briefly tried to get me into Kacey’s music, but I wasn’t having it. For some reason though, this time I was enthralled. The disco beat and flashy visuals pulled me in. For the rest of the summer, I was bumping “High Horse” all over LA. Sometimes a song has a time and place in your life. For me, “High Horse” is undeniably Los Angeles, summer 2018. It wasn’t until the end of summer, the day I was packing up my apartment to move back east to finish university that I gave all of Golden Hour a listen. I was surprised with how mellow the album was, but I didn’t hate it. I understood that it was a songwriter’s album, but didn’t immediately take to it. Fast forward a few weeks later, and I’m home as summer is beginning to turn to fall. The words just popped into my head “You gimme butterflies”. I was like, “Kristina, is that Kacey Musgraves?” to which she was begrudgingly like “YES”. From that moment on, a long and intense love affair with the entire album began.”
23-year old singer-songwriter LA Parties has just released his brand-new single ‘Iverson‘.
The song is a summer indie-rock anthem, full of 90s vibes and sonorities we used to found on MTV during their golden era. Written during the time he was re-learning guitar after an accident, the tune has a really peculiar sound, due to the tuning he had to make up for the occasion.
Fresh and nostalgic at the same time, if you’re looking for some solid guitar music: you should definitely put him on your radar.
Speaking about the song, he explained: “I wrote the song in early 2018 during a period where I was too depressed to sleep in my bedroom, so I was sleeping on the couch (mental illness, I don’t understand it either). I had my interface, laptop, and guitar right next to me on the coffee table, and right when I would wake up in the morning I would open my laptop and just start working. It’s a song about my relationship at the time with being a developing artist, and my prospective career. “Staring at my iPhone / All the notes I’ve kept they haunt me”, I think that’s very relatable for any creative or songwriter. Ultimately even though I was twisted and feeling hopeless at the time, my ambitions were still true. Reducing it down to the fact that I just wanted to create things that people enjoy“.
About the official video, he added: “The “Iverson” video is a mash up of a bunch of footage I took over the past few months of me and my friends hanging out, just doing what we do – throwing parties, playing pond hockey, listening to my music, and other shenanigans – and some Hi8 footage I found on an old YouTube channel called Destruction Squirrel of their gang skating and just being kids back in 2001. I don’t know what it is but “Iverson” just sounds like skateboarding to me. It feels like a mix between some emo music of the early 2000s and skating down the Venice boardwalk in 2021. I thought it was a cool opportunity to highlight two different subcultures – the skater kids of the early 2000s and what we’re building right now with LA Parties.”