SOUNDS LIKE: 50s/60s girl groups at the end of the world
WHY YOU SHOULD CARE: Irresistible beats will get your hands clapping
One of the publicity photos of Mynabirds’ singer Laura Burhenn is a compelling portrait of her with an animal hat or mask. Her beauty radiates under this dramatic headgear while it offers a clue to the power that she brings to her music and “Generals” finds her in full force, both musically and lyrically. Leaping out with a driving beat to rally the troops, the track is a rousing call with finger-snapping, shoulder shaking sound, but the lyrics are a stark protest of the economy, the political state and a plea for her “daughters” and “revolutionist” to unify and make a better world. If you’re not already on board, she seals the deal with an call and response hook that'll be stuck in your head for days.