PYNKIE – project of New Jersey-based musician and ortho/neuro nurse Lindsey Radice – shares a new single, “Vacation,” and an accompanying video featuring home footage compiled by Radice. The track is on her forthcoming album, #37, out October 16th on House Arrest, and follows the “pretty ad-libs…[and]…lilting harmonies” (Cool Hunting) of “Love Theme,” and lead single “Personality.” Album closer “Vacation” is a true highlight, an upbeat song about breaking free from a former relationship as well as the old ways of thinking that went along with it. Featuring one of Radice’s catchiest choruses, the cheerful nature of the song belies a darker sentiment, as Radice sings, “And I’m telling myself on this new vacation/ that the minute I feel you slipping away/ I’ll only give you the green light.” It’s a song about liberation and freedom from past things that bring you down.
“‘Vacation’ is about mentally taking a permanent vacation from a former relationship and way of thinking,” says Radice. “I have held onto relationships and tried to resuscitate them long after they’ve obviously died. This is not only unhealthy, but also a waste of time and energy. I’m sure most people can say they’ve done this either with a romantic relationship or in some other aspect of their life.”
Following Radice’s first, self-produced album neoteny, #37 is an absolute joy of a record, a tour through Radice’s own sunlit world. It’s a collage of daily life moments, delivered with a precision, skill, and an ear for hooks that shows the deep level of craft behind even the easiest-sounding moments. The songs are driven by Radice’s singular voice, with a mixture of wit, warmth, and candor that makes you feel like she’s already your best friend. PYNKIE’s music feels defiantly happy, a kind of bravery in the face of a world that always wants to bring you down. And of course, you’re more than invited to sing along.
Additionally, Radice and her band will perform for Baby TV on November 5th at 8pm EST. Tickets can be purchased here.