Space Meow Doll's Volatile New Song Is Not Your Conventional Breakup Anthem
"San San" was meant as a goodbye to both friends and lovers.
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Brooklyn-based musician Dooll Chao, a.k.a. Space Meow Doll, today shared the deceptively sweet lead single off their upcoming debut LP Long Vacation in BK. While "San San" is written in a familiar romantic synth-pop song format, the lyrics deal with unconventional imagery, including a sex act involving a "big brain hole." Meanwhile, the song's dynamics vacillate between serene and as-loud-as-possible, heightening the sense of spastic tension.
Chao told THUMP about the song's production process over email. "'San San' is the first song I wrote when I moved to Brooklyn from Taiwan a few years ago," they said. "I was really in love with someone in Taiwan at the time and the decision to move was difficult. I spent all day recording it completely alone. I wanted to make a simple love song that would be cute and fun to sing but still weird, I guess that's why I wrote lyrics like 'fuck my big brain hole.' It's also a goodbye to all my far east friends in the Asian pop style they're into there."
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