Silver Liz, the Chicago-based DIY recording project of Carrie and Matt Wagner, are prepping the release of their sophomore album, a sonic departure from their shoegaze-y debut, I Can Feel the Weight. Genre-wise, the album will be fairly eclectic with “Microwave S’mores” being the only song fitting in the shoegaze/dreampop category.
Impose Magazine described it “Microwave S’mores” as “tailor-made for your next wistful stare out the window. The dreamy track ebbs and flows between lilting guitars and ethereal vocals up to bursts of heavy shoegaze-style TV static making for a delightfully mind-bending listening experience.”
“Microwave S’mores is about embracing the tendency to be a homebody,” says Matt. “When I showed one of my friends the song, he asked ‘you okay, bud?’ The lyrics are not meant to be depressing and it wasn’t out of irony that we chose to put them with music that is light and in a major-key. The music suggests that the lyrics are a celebration of accepting your introversion.”
Carrie shares, “The song, which we actually wrote last year, is called Microwave S’mores and it’s about wanting to stay indoors. Considering what’s going on in the world right now, we think this is the perfect time to release it. Of course, many of us are desperately wanting to go outside these days, but this song might help some remember all the times they wished they’d had an excuse to stay in.”
All proceeds from the track will be donated to the MusicCares’ COVID-19 Relief Fund