With ‘Starry Eyes’ Potty Mouth wraps a sardonic, anti-love song in a shimmering immensely addictive kickass tune, that wouldn’t sound out of place on Hole‘s Celebrity Skin album, smeared in hooky dream pop with an edge. Fashionably late with this one but it’s of my favourite songs of the year so far. ‘In a way I’ve been doomed/ since the day that I met you’ sings Potty Mouth frontwoman Abby Weems, with irony and fruitlessness of a doomed relationship. Watch the charming animal themed video above.
“It’s about a pattern I have in romantic relationships,” she says “I feel like I never let myself fall super in love because there’s always a little voice in my head saying ‘what’s the point?’ I’m still so young and have so much I want to do, it doesn’t feel realistic to be fully committed to another person. Obviously I can’t stop myself from getting crushes and dating people, but the cynical side of me is always prepared for whatever life throws at me.”
It’s lifted from the LA trios album SNAFU which came out in March Get Better Records – a DIY label run by Potty Mouth bassist Ally Einbinder and her partner Alex Licktenhour. The trio’s 2015 self-titled EP serves as a rallying cry for creative freedom! The album was inspired by the band not comprising to the traditional standards of the music industry. A limited-edition blue vinyl of the album is on sale on Bandcamp (UK/EU) and the Potty Mouth webstore (US) with a bonus comic book, titled ‘Potty Mouth: Situation Normal All Fucked Up’ that was written and illustrated by Potty Mouth frontwoman Abby Weems. This is Weems’ first comic book release.