Alt-pop duo POWERS
just released their new single, "Just Kids," and it's equally melancholic as it is uplifting. After their string of dance-pop releases, this is possibly the group's most emotional song yet. Crista Ru's voice is the highlight; it goes from soft to straight up soaring, showcasing just how powerful and moving it is. Mike Del Rio's production is sharp, accentuating Ru's vocals and adding an especially mesmerizing drop. Not only is it an anthem of youth, but it's also a nod to love and friendships. In a press release, the two said of the song, "we were both still living in New York at the time, carving out our own existence with each other and the city when the initial seed of the song started. 'Just Kids' was partially inspired after reading Patti Smith's book of the same title and going through our own journey as Patti did in the 70's. There's something about undressing someone, figuratively - and in reality, that can feel so playful and eternal. Creativity and connection are what keep us taller children after all and we wanted to write a song about that."