…my favorite crime, PAULINE ANDRES Speed Racer
by Walter Price
As a post-pandemic world dusts itself off and urban landscapes reinvigorate themselves, Nashville-based singer Pauline Andrès has reemerged with a departure from her alt Americana roots and delivers a late-night synth-pop ode to the city she calls home with her latest, “Speed Racer”.
In a quote shared with the GTC, the producer/sound engineer says, “I let the intro roll a measure more than your usual EDM template, I put my bridge before the second chorus, I kept those lines that added more meaning to the story. Because that’s what’s allowing the song to be its true self. I wanted to give it space. I didn’t make this song for any algorithm or radio. I made it for grown-ups driving at night and needing the perfect soundtrack for their ride. I think that turned out pretty good.”
“Speed Racer” lands someplace between Berlin legend Kitty Solaris and 80s icons Pet Shop Boys and I’ve personally after-hours road-tested it, and it’s a certified nocturnal playlist must. Proving, once again, that Andrès is unquestionably one of the indie scene’s unsung gems. But don’t take my word for it, stream the single and check out the bright nite-lights lyric video, here at the GTC.
PAULINE ANDRES Speed Racer
Artist photo by Nikki Christie // Quotes courtesy of Pauline Andrès
Written/Produced by Pauline Andrès
“Andres’ nonchalant style serves an inclination for ordinary suffering and everyday disappointments combined with subtle literary references. Her lyrics are inspired by 3 am drunks as much as they are by Lovecraft novels or social outrage.” – bio