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Talk Like That by King Willow

This video was a true collaboration between many Bay Area artists and institutions – the video was shot at Dynamo Donuts in the Mission (and features many of their stunning donuts) and includes performances from members of Cat’s Cradle, a lindy hop/ swing dance group that meets at The Valencia Room every week. The video was directed by local filmmaker Jacob Skaggs, and of course, the band is based out of San Francisco! 

Sonically, “Talk Like That” is pure upbeat pop, with melodic inspiration taken from classic tunes of the 1950s, and an analog feel thanks to recording straight to tape at Tiny Telephone studios. Lyrically, the track is tinged with modern aged anxieties: “Say You love me and I say it back / it makes me nervous when we talk like that”. A strong vocal performance by Julianna Salguero is highlighted by shimmering harmonies from Amanda Salguero, a hallmark of King Willow’s catchy “sister pop”.

Amanda and Julianna Salguero are Northeast natives and currently based out of San Francisco. These bicoastal babes bring a quality of vulnerability and earnestness to upbeat indie pop.

With diverse influences ranging from modern pop and R&B to old-school folk, Julianna’s evocative songwriting tells stories cloaked in catchy melodies punctuated with powerful harmonies, honed from singing together (basically) since birth. Their “mature and mesmerizing indie pop” (Wolf in a Suit) ranges from slower huskier numbers to upbeat anthems. The sisters lure you in with their vulnerability, sultry harmonies, and glossy nostalgic finish.

King Willow released their self-titled debut EP in March 2017 through 11th Avenue Records.

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