With a fresh yet nostalgic sound, Aüva’s new single “Scummm” stylishly chronicles the upheaval of adolescence in an affecting and intriguing fashion.
Your college years are some of the best and worst times of your life. The mixture of studying and partying leads to an experience involving a plethora of bewildering emotion that can sometimes be disorienting and alarming, but somehow surprisingly breathtakingly electrifying.
Listen: “Scummm” – Aüva
Atwood Magazine is proud to be premiering “Scummm,” the lead single off Los Angeles garage pop sextet Aüva’s upcoming sophomore album, All Good Things (out 9/14/2018 via Lunar Ruins).
I’m a pile of scum
Or just in love
With you, with you
Right me when I’m wrong
This pile of scum
Is in love with you
With a sound reminiscent of the likes of Japanese Breakfast and Beach House, “Scummm” contains lyricism that are both fun and self-aware in a way that depicts the exuberance of youth. The band’s engaging, quick-witted words are complemented by a catchy melody, which invokes memories of jaunty, carefree summers where you somehow simultaneously feel anxious yet limitless. The band incorporate elements of psychedelia, surf pop, and indie rock into their music, resulting in a unique sound that’s not only singular, but also infectiously enthralling and inventive.
“‘Scummm’ is a guilty tune,” Aüva’s Michael Piccoli tells Atwood Magazine. “It became unbearably obvious that I was living out the college cliche concerning partying and bad relationship habits. In hindsight I feel that I was poking fun at the entire experience, and it was becoming hard to take any of it seriously. We’re led to believe that we should be maturing by that age, but I still felt like I was acting like a child. I was overwhelmed at this stage of my life, and convinced that this one person’s approval may fix everything; probably not the case.”
Maybe I’m dumb
Or acting too young
Can’t take a clue
But I can’t ignore
It’s you I adore
It’s refreshing to see a band contain six members working so seamlessly together to create something fresh and new for all. Aüva manage to make “Scummm,” which clocks in at under two and half minutes, feel like a multi-layered experience, embodying a tremendous level of buoyancy, excitement, and alluring energy.
Stream Aüva’s “Scummm” exclusively on Atwood Magazine, and stay tuned for the release of their sophomore record, All the Good Things, out this September!
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