Unexpected soundscapes and a congregation of groove, funk, pop, and electronic inspirations come together to give us “Fashion Icon Margaret Willden”. Tampico Lasting Love, aka Robert Willes, impressively brewed an array of musical worlds in this expressive bop that folds in and out of the etchings of contemporary quirk.
Bellowing choruses sing “You will never know” in a tonal structure that resonates with electronic pop music influenced by a diversity of genres and sounds found not only in the US but also Bollywood, North Africa, and beyond. Tampico Lasting Love wrote this track after watching the Netflix show Next in Fashion, and like the mental vacation reality TV gives us, it doesn’t skip a beat when it comes to making you move and forget that we are in a pandemic.
It calls on the bounce of a bari sax to carry and flesh out the rest of the instrumentation that builds and swells throughout the arc of this symphony. Unlike other pop songs, this one takes risks with quirky textures to excite and invite a touch of novelty.
It’s such a trip, isn’t it?
Watch “Fashion Icon Margaret Willden” below.
Anjali Rose Kumar is a musician, videographer, and creative freak based in Brooklyn, NYC. Anjali is learning to cope with a self-imposed quarantine in NYC’s second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic by spending her hours recording music in her bedroom, watching her unemployment leave her bank account, and embarking on a newly revived love of writing. In fact, when Anjali was 10 years old she was convinced she would live her life as a writer, however, she would often confuse her teachers by making up her own vocabulary and therefore buried the interest for 15 years. Cheers to the new years ahead of us. You can find out more about Anjali here.