A new single release from Metacara brings a bright and lush blend of pop to the table with gorgeous textures and a unique production approach that really gives off an edgy feel.
"In Transit" is an alluring form of pop song as vocals float through the songs ether and synths buzz while swelling synth pads and deepening bass lines flow.
A fresh R&B undertone lurks just beneath the surface and it all comes together with a powerful and infectious tonality that really has the ability to wash you away.
This outside the box style pop single takes things you love about several genres and rolls them up into a smooth and almost ethereal groove and the textures create an atmosphere that comes through cinematic and colorful.
The sultry style singing and beat pull you in and this wonderfully woven single manages to push the envelope enough to make you want to come back for more.
A short but sweet, tastefully performed release, "In Transit" takes some great old school and new school elements and melts them together just as the sounds melt together themselves.
This was refreshing. To have a different approach and have it work so well.
With such a killer single, we wanted to have a talk with Metacara to find out where this came from and what may be next.
RAG: Okay so let's start with "In Transit" This song has a great indie-pop feel that brings some R&B into the mix and comes through lush and full. Where did this track come from?
The world feels messy and chaotic, and it’s easy to get swept up in it all. In Transit is about the strength it takes each day to protect yourself, your art, or your beliefs when all odds seem to be stacked against you. We hope this song inspires our listeners to keep going and seize every opportunity that comes their way. The song includes powerful vocal arrangements set against a driving bass riff and layered analog synths. You can listen to In Transit on all streaming platforms.
RAG: For sure some great pop styles and influences on this track! Who are your actual biggest musical influences?
Kyla: Alicia Keys, St. Vincent, Toro y Moi, Solange
Vince: Clams Casino, Phantogram, Kanye West, Jimi Hendrix
RAG: How did this all start for you guys?
Metacara is a modern relationship in the form of music. Kyla & Vince first met in their college indie band that became a staple in basement shows across Pittsburgh, PA. They eventually fell in love and decided to expand that love by starting their own music project together. Thus, the lofi-pop duo Metacara was born.
RAG: What's next for you as a band?
Our debut full-length album!! In Transit is the first single from it. We put a lot of thought into the visual identity of our upcoming releases from photo shoots, to video concepts, and the overall look/aesthetic. We can’t wait to share the whole story! Watch out for our next singe dropping in October.
RAG: What are you each doing when you're NOT working on music?
Prob eating pizza or playing with our dog Bowie. He’s a scruffy terrier mix and is cooler than both of us. Kyla spends her time whipping up visual concepts and editing our long-form music videos. She is also a yoga teacher and freelance product manager. When Vince isn’t working on Metacara he is diving deeper into the music production world, exploring new plugins and production techniques.
RAG: The single has great production! What software do you use when it comes to laying down tracks?
Thanks! We use Logic Pro
RAG: This single feels massive, like there was certainly a lot put into it. What kind of advice would you have for other up and coming artists out there?
Focus on how sounds and instruments make you feel when creating songs. The feeling is what matters, not how technically correct it is. And always remember to prioritize the listener when you make musical decisions.
RAG: What sort of things really inspire you to write?
Everyday life to be honest. Music is an outlet for processing our emotions. Sometimes life gets so complex that the only way we can properly reflect on it is through music. Also, hearing about how listeners from across the world relate to our music keeps us motivated to write and release new material.
RAG: Who are you all listening to right now?
Donda, Little Simz, 00’s pop, ’70s Turkish funk, L.Dre, St. Vincent, Vince Staples, Charlotte Day Wilson, Faye Webster
RAG: Do you think you might be performing live anytime in the near future?
For the time being we are focusing more on live performance videos rather than performing at venues. We hope to be back on stage as soon as possible!
RAG: Before we go, what would you like to say to fans of the music?
Thank you so much for listening to our songs! We won’t stop striving to evolve our sound and grow as creators. Don’t be afraid to be weird and try new things. Don’t change for anyone.