After a recent relocation to Los Angeles, synth pop duo Magdalena Bay return with their latest single ‘The Girls’. “’The Girls’ starts with an encounter, a pushy guy at a bar who doesn’t get the hint that I’m not interested in talking or getting to know him” explains Mica Tenenbaum, one half of the Miami-born duo. “The song builds on that typical type of encounter and muses on the exasperation and exhaustion that comes with being a woman. From childhood, girls are acutely aware of how men look at them. We carry the weight of that objectification. It makes us powerless but also powerful– and ‘The Girls’ is an ode to that heavy understanding of the world and themselves that women carry with them.” Listen here
Following the success of recent singles ‘Neon’ and ‘Waking Up’, Magdalena Bay have an arsenal of finished music that they plan on unleashing on the world now that they’re settled in LA. “We just moved to LA, and actually just moved in together for the first time. It’s a very domestic setup– Matt cooks, I wash the dishes, and we make sick beats in our living room/disco den/studio. We’ve worked long distance for so long, it’s been awesome setting up an actual room that represents Magdalena Bay. I think we bought the neon lights before the furniture.”
Magdalena Bay is a pop duo comprised of 22-year-old Mica Tenenbaum (songwriting, vocals) and 23-year-old Matthew Lewin (songwriting, vocals, production). The duo began writing together in high school and started making pop as Magdalena Bay in 2016. Inspiration is drawn from retro pop songwriting and contemporary production– the result has been a collection of upbeat and synth-driven singles. The band bring retro aesthetics into the contemporary era, mixing 80’s and 90’s music-making and style with contemporary songwriting and production. From Madonna and Britney to Grimes, Charli XCX and beyond, they’re influenced by artists who make fun and clever pop; pop of the past, and pop of the future. Tired of hearing sad songs on the radio, Magdalena Bay is here for fun.