This Week’s Model — Suzie True, “Backburner”

That guitar. It snarls to life so beautifully. Then the bass and drums join in, like nineteen-fifties hoodlums falling in line for a strut down the city block to signal neighborhood sovereignty. By the time Lexi McCoy starts in with the lyrics, delivering them with what I can only call defiant vulnerability, I am completely hooked. “Backburner,” the new single from Los Angeles band Suzie True, doesn’t just hit a sweet spot. It’s all sweet spot, and it hits the listener instead. I mean: “I don’t need much/ Just sunshine and fresh air/ And for you to say you miss me/ When I’m not there.” What else is even needed? Nuthin’, that’s what.

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