Pouty Yeans For The Golden State On Grungey New Single "TV on TV" | THE NOISE


California-based artist Pouty, aka Rachel Gagliardi, harnesses the energy of Courtney Love and the musicality of Rivers Cuomo on her latest track, "TV on TV." Self-aware and a little stoned in the reflective glow of a wall of fuzzy TV screens, the multi-talented artist delivers a ripping tribute to California glamor, infused with massive guitars, pounding drums, and plenty of '90s nostalgia.

Gagliardi's vocals play up her bratty punk stylings, but the guitar tone and catchy chorus feel pulled straight from the height of the grunge era. Gagliardi croons, "Long drives / Highways in the rain / Strawberry on my tongue / Sharp like Growing pains / Escape out west where there's TV on TV / And you can feel your best, the way it ought to be." She belts over crunchy instrumentation, complete with walls of noisy guitar riffs, on the bombastic, quiet-loud chorus, "California / How I want to be," making all who listen yearn for the Golden State and look for any way to get there ASAP.

Forgot About Me, out February 9, is Rachel Gagliardi's full-length debut under the name Pouty. The album was written and recorded throughout 2022 in Los Angeles and Philadelphia with the Superweaks' Evan Bernard and Chris Baglivo. Forgot About Me's nine tracks speak to a series of realizations about desire, self-sabotage, denial, acceptance, and aging, all set atop fuzzy power pop.

The title of Forgot About Me is a line borrowed from the defiant chorus of album opener "Salty": "I bet you almost forgot about me." "It's an admission to the self that you are struggling with an identity crisis, a nod to past versions of yourself, and the growing pains that come with getting older," Gagliardi explains. "It also addresses the fear of being left out, of outgrowing places and people, of feeling discarded." "Salty" underlines Gagliardi's hunger to step back into her power. "What if you stopped standing in your own way?" she wonders on "The Big Stage." Forgot About Me is the answer.

Check out Pouty's latest single, "TV on TV," today!


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