Prepare yourself for a sonic experience that is very much part present and part past before pressing play on Butter‘s “For Kate I Wait.” This sultry, dancey pop gem will catapult you back to the days of Madonna in the 80s, but Butter is no mere imitation of classic siren-songstresses. “For Kate I Wait” is a cover of fellow LA-based artist Ariel Pink‘s original track, and was produced by Nick Huntington of “Night Sequels” and “Freesha” fame; redone with Butter‘s female vocals, the track is slightly provocative and coy at once. The appeal of Butter – otherwise known as Lola Blanc – lies in a distinct, eclectic vibe that is all her own, such as the subtle, moody electronic melodies behind “For Kate I Wait.” The eccentricity works, and gives the impression that Butter doesn’t play by genre rules, but invents her own. Buy / Stream
As Lola Blanc, she has captivated listeners and industry tastemakers alike with her dark, edgy electro-pop sound; her EP “The Magic EP,” received immense support from indie tastemakers Bullett, Nylon Japan, PopCrush, Idolator, and i-D, and earned the coveted spot of #1 on the HypeMachine‘s Twitter Charts in 2016. from some of indie’s top tastemakers. There is a distinct difference between Butter‘s whimsical, poppy sound and Lola‘s electro-cabaret vibe, however. “Butter is a little shinier, but still kind of weird,” says Lola of her alter-ego. “I grew up performing as a ventriloquist, and I was Mormon, so it’s just sort of in my blood to always want to be a little weird. I love pop music, but I like to stay on the outer fringe of pop.” At a time when the artistic society is embracing eclectic sounds and grassroots followings, Butter is positioned for a swift ascent to success!