Paula // Relaxed Fit
Paula is the music of gifted songwriter and arranger, David Carriere. Though his work with past and present bands TOPS and Silly Kissers (disbanded) is known and loved by many, Paula’s Relaxed Fit is his first solo project. Lacking all restraints or confines, Carriere’s arrangement ushers the listener within layer upon layer of addictive pop hooks, an assault of programmed drums, synth lines, guitar, and refreshingly candid vocals. Though it references 70s punk, 80s synthpop, and 90s hip hop, the music remains unmistakably contemporary. The lyrical content is true to traditional pop motifs of love & faith, but these themes are always revealed through a painful darkness. Married to the recordings, the sound translates as distinctly punk, raw, and genuine. Paula’s music is both the strength and the fragility that holds human nature together.
Paula – Change The Subject Ft. Cadence Weapon by Arbutus Records