Their combined efforts in Mirrorball push both musicians into new territory.
The Los Angeles band’s otherworldly yet grounded sound evokes imagery of abandoned shopping malls and imaginary 1980s coming-of-age movies.
The debut A-Side single “This Time” is a more uptempo post-new wave number imbued with mystery and longing. Johnstone’s words ring out with poignancy over a sea of fluttering keyboard arpeggios, culminating with the almost cautionary phrase “never say this time.” The accompanying B-Side “Natural World” slows things down into a pulsing soup of dark Tropicália and slow motion disco. Johnstone reveals her Cohen-esque poetry influence in her plaintive uttering of the song’s opening line - “Think I’ll live the quiet life, stop living by the knife.”
Mirrorball’s Dangerbird Records debut single “This Time” is out on March 29th, 2019 followed by “Natural World” on June 9th, 2019.