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The Aquadolls Release New Album “Charmed” & Share “Spotlight” Video
LA’s resident femme-punk royalty The Aquadolls have released their hotly anticipated third studio album, Charmed, via Enci Records. The band’s first album in five years, Charmed was produced by Chris Szczech, who is best known for his work with The Goo Goo Dolls, and was named after the hit TV show. The album fuses elements of melodic 60s harmonies and 90s-driven crunchiness with a modern twist that ushers in a new era for the band, and serves as a strong representation of where they are going next. Don’t let the relatable tales focused on love and relationships, heartbreak and longing, fool you, The Aquadolls are still about having fun and showcasing humor in their lyrics.
What started off as frontwoman Melissa Brooks’ bedroom demos and loose ideas turned into nine songs that perfectly chart The Aquadolls’ growth as a band. Charmed is also the first time that the trio wrote as a unit, allowing the tracks to blossom in the studio before transforming into the fully fleshed-out songs that ended up on the album. Nothing is off limits as the band dives deep into everything from loving yourself first, to the uncertainty of hookups, to the confines of capitalism, all with a twinkle of nostalgia.
The Band have also released a video for Spotlight. In the decadent, boudoir-style video directed by longtime creative collaborator Jenna Houchin, the band revels in excess and confidence, perfectly paired with the creeping sexiness of the track. The Aquadolls maybe winding up their Spring Fling tour today at Beaumont, CA’s Cherry Festival but the band will be playing further dates later in the year, including appearances at Riot Fest and Ohana Festival.
“This album to me is about love in all forms: self-love, sisterhood, romance, etc., and how magical (and sometimes terrifying) love can feel when you truly succumb to it in every way.” (bassist Keilah Nina)