More Than Like

7 Jul

There are many retro pop girl groups floating around the musicsphere these days, but unlike the others The Like bring a raw edge to their songs. Such is the case in “Release Me.”

Instead of girly and flirty bubblegum lyrics, the song tells the story of a girl who can’t let a guy go even though they are wrong for each other. “I wish you knew I’m not the one for you

I’m just a sad excuse for what you long for.” Lead singer Elizabeth “Z” Berg describes the love she once had as being “gritty, gutsy and reckless” and the same could be said for Bergs smoky vocal performance.

These throaty and scratchy vocals recall The Crystals “Oh Yeah, Maybe Baby.”The melodies and tempos of these songs are also very similar bringing more retro credibility to “Release Me.”

It’s a song that is impossible not to like.

Discography: Are You Thinking What I’m Thinking (2005), Release Me (2011)

Official Website: https://myspace.com/thelike

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