Coco & Clair Clair release ‘Pop Star’

The latest single from self-proclaimed “demon-glam rock” duo’s plays up to their quirky style.

Coco & Clair Clair have once again proven that their unique Y2K pop-rap is an aesthetic true to success. The duo’s latest release ‘pop star’ paints pictures of noughties bad girls on TMZ’s front page, with tongue-in-cheek satirical lyrics laced with gleaming confidence. Deconstructing tropes of bubble-gum pop and Atlanta hip-hop, merging them together with expertise, and injecting a reluctance to conform to the normativity of genre labelling Coco & Clair Clair have created a successful trademark sound despite traditionalist criticism from their peers.

Following up from 2020 EP Treat Like Gold the Atlanta double acts new single puts stan culture on centre stage, ‘We on our Mariah s*** Yeah, skinny’, mixing it with the self-centred aesthetic of romanticised IT girls ‘No time for you crusty, ugly, scary little girlies’, perfect for an act that met on twitter. The garage-band produced track features a soft bed of lo-fi synths and peppy beats creating a rhythm which is apologetically Coco & Clair Clair.

‘Pop Star’ has the prophetic potential of putting this Atlanta duo firmly on the bedroom-pop map ahead of their debut album set to come later this year. The playful satire of their witty lyricism coupled with the lo-fi fusion leave us no choice but to stan these new pop girlies.

Alice Hingley

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