As summer fades into September and the days start getting shorter and colder, I’m sure many of us will turn to our iPods to stay cheery. The flowery melody ’30m Pool’ by London band, St Louis, would be a delightful addition to any mood-boosting playlist.
The track floats along on a fusion of repetitive hooks, and Stephanie Davin’s beautifully crafted sing-a-long melodies. Making use of the upper end of her vocal range, there’s something angelic about the construction which invites musical comparison to Waxahatchee, as she urges for the listen for them to “watch me jump in”. Perhaps a metaphor for doing things which scare us, perhaps just a song about fun in the summer sun, either way it’s an immersing piece of work which makes us excited to see what the band do next.
The five piece – which includes former Cajun Dance Party guitarist, Robbie Stern – are currently working on their first LP, which they are self-producing. If it’s as therapeutic as ‘30m Pool’ then it might just be what we need to cure our winter blues.
Article by Beth Kirkbride