Hope you’re ready for a concentrated shot of ‘80s synth pop with a splash of post-punk, because here it comes in the form of Southern California six-piece HUNNY and their latest single, “Vowels (and The Importance of Being Me)”. The song propels itself forward on the strength of a snare-driven dance beat and frontman Jason Yarger’s smooth-operator vocal style, which bears an uncanny resemblance to the sensual howl of Robert Smith.
That’s probably not a comparison Yarger and the band will mind, as everything about “Vowels” seems heavily indebted to ‘80s pop icons like Prince, Depeche Mode, and yes, The Cure. Bassist Gregory Horne’s contribution deserves a special shoutout for lending the track a Gang of Four-like swagger that makes the “post-punk” label seem like not so much of a stretch. Of course, everyone in the band seems to have worn themselves ragged bringing this one to completion. “We spent 20 of 24 hours in the studio to give you this song,” they claim. “We all got sick. Enjoy.”
You heard ‘em. “Vowels (and The Importance of Being Me)” follows hot on the heels of HUNNY’s first five-song EP, Pain/Ache/Loving. Check it out below.
“Vowels (and The Importance of Being Me)” Single Artwork: