Psychedelically-tinged dream pop seems to be all the rage these days, and while we love the genre to death, it's almost always accompanied by an air of detachment that makes it hard to grapple with. Not so with San Francisco's Max Gardener, who has set himself apart from his contemporaries by bringing his own brand of endearing vulnerability to the style.
His newest track, "Home Alone," is an eminently sincere take on solitude in a new city. It's dreamy, sure, but it remains grounded in its relatable subject matter—we've all been struck by that lonely ennui that accompanies a lazy day sitting around the house. The matter-of-fact vocals blend beautifully with the airy instrumentals, making for a sound that artfully captures the dual atmospheres of San Francisco.
Max Gardener's 14-track LP, Memory Lounge, is out today, and we can't wait to get our hands on it.