“…a song that twists and turns between melodic and refined pop to a more rocky psychedelic feel as it works wonders.” – Beehive Candy
LOS ANGELES (January 27, 2020) – On Suzy & the Lifeguard’s new single, “NOW”, iridescent lounge-infused vocals beckon to a world where all the senses come alive, inspired and reawakened. Instrumentals crackle amongst a sunset glow as day succumbs to night in an effervescent beat. “NOW” will be released on January 27. It’s off the EP, ANIMA, produced by Grammy award-winning recording and mix engineer, Phil Joly (Patti Smith, Lana Del Rey, Daft Punk).
Suzy & the Lifeguard lures her listeners into a sci-fi dream world immersed in lagoons of swampy jazz and shimmering 1960’s psychedelic pop. Chorus and verse dance in a dreamy introspective tango of yin and yang, climaxing into the subtle tension where epiphany and synchronicity arise. A space echo gives the feeling of a whale swimming in an ebbing tide before building up to a lasso whipping in the chorus of, “NOW, NOW, NOW.” Suzy Paradise says, “I wrote this song on ukulele sitting on lava rocks on a beach in Mallorca. What I heard was a rock song ala The Strokes with a super drivey Julian Casablanca sort of vibe.”
The ANIMA EP due out May 1, embarks on a shadowed journey of neon nightlife and moody ambiance. Recorded in Kauai at a friend’s chocolate farm/music studio, Paradise says, “It’s vibier than the last record. It’s a bit darker overall, but it’s also still silly and fun. I feel like it’s an honest reflection of not only what I have experienced in the last five years but also the fun and magical space we were in.”
ANIMA Track Listing
- Take it Slow
- Fall I Fell
About Suzy & the Lifeguard
Suzy Paradise created Suzy & the Lifeguard as an alter-ego multi-media music project. Award-winning songwriter, producer, and recording artist Bleu McAuley (Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Michelle Branch) co-wrote and produced the self-titled debut EP released in 2015. In 2016, she was nominated in the 14th Annual International Music Awards for “Best Jazz Song with Vocals.” Suzy & the Lifeguard will release ANIMA on May 1, 2020. Paradise funded the release by assisting creatives including Andrew Garfield, Sarah Silverman, and Andrea Arnold (Big Little Lies 2). She also worked behind the screen on “Battle of the Sexes”(Fox Searchlight), “JOY”(Fox 2000), “Black Mirror”(Netflix), and “Masterminds” (Relativity).
Praise for “NOW”
“‘NOW’ is a psychedelic power pop anthem that could be a good candidate for your 2020 theme song.” – Glamglare
“…a song that twists and turns between melodic and refined pop to a more rocky psychedelic feel as it works wonders.” — Beehive Candy
“I adore the tempo changes, the sizzling vocal energy and that brilliant chorus.” – I Sing in the Kitchen