The L.A.-based electronic trio (Katarina Gleicher, Elliot Glasser, and Hayley Brownell) have followed up their eponymous 2017 debut E.P. with another great helping of pop songwriting and syrupy synths. In fact, the three Californians (Topanga, Redlands, Fresno) are a recent formation, in that Brownell did not join the project until 2019. Now FYOHNA’s ghoulishly sweet sound has expanded, or perhaps begun sucking us in like a quick pit of sugar.
Throughout these forthcoming new tracks, the group charts some wild musical landscapes. Were we to pigeon-hole FYOHNA, we’d seek semi-demonic sonic poplitter or sneaktrip or gothic heart trap. The words “rosé” and “woozy” come to mind. Maybe it’s emotogroove songwriting in a bubblewrap of sympathetic synths. Maybe it’s the remnants of wonkypop whisked to a fine softwary gruel and poured through the sieve of Aughts Affective Disorder. All that’s obvious is that it’s catchy and somehow heart-wrenching, as if everyone who listens falls into and out of love at the same time.