Colleen Green, “Pay Attention”

Tess Duncan

By Tess Duncan

on 11.21.14 in Listen to This

Despite the fact that one of her all-time favorite bands is Blink-182, Colleen Green‘s new record is titled I Want to Grow Up, and its latest single indicates that she’s turning up the volume this time around. Trading in her drum machine for a backing band made up of Diarrhea Planet’s Casey Weissbuch and JEFF the Brotherhood’s Jake Orrall, the L.A.-based singer-songwriter is showing signs of sonic maturity. “Pay Attention” is a snarky ditty about ADD, and our first glimpse into her fuller and more hi-fi sound. Tumbling riffs still crunch, Green’s voice still swings soft and sweet through melodic hooks, but here the garage-rock ‘n’ roll rhythms are textured with simple, resilient guitar arpeggios and drum hits that pop and snap with precision.

I Want to Grow Up is due for release February 24 via Hardly Art. You can pre-order it here.