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Song Premiere : “Burning” – Teen Idle

Teen Idle explodes onto the scene with her new single “Burning,” out today, February 14.
“Burning” is a breath of fresh air in the current indie music scene. A lot of attention here is paid to the sense of atmosphere that comes through. Quite exploratory she dives deep into single sounds, and the track appears to be a vast rabbit hole of tiny gestures magnified.
By keeping it so heavily focused on these lowercase sounds there is an awe for the oft overlooked moments. “Burning,” introduces a new era for the artist with a slight hint of beauty. From there it all comes together one note at a time.

Teen Idle is the indie rock music project of 24-year-old NJ-based songwriter Sara Abdelbarry. Growing up miles away from the vibrant music scene of Asbury Park, she was inspired to start writing her own music in high school while taking classes at local music school Lakehouse Music Academy.

Teen Idle began as Sara’s creative outlet during her senior year of college in New York City, as she was finishing up a bachelor’s degree in English Literature. She started taking songwriting very seriously and uploading self-recorded songs to Bandcamp that spanned a variety of genres, from lo-fi bedroom rock to classical piano.

Influenced by so many things, including the idiosyncratic production of Lindsey Buckingham and the nostalgia and romantic nature of the Arab artistic tradition she grew up around in an Egyptian family, Sara’s music combines pop sensibility with a grittiness and cinematic tendency. The music of Teen Idle also contains undertones of both NY and NJ: the upbeat, gritty nature of New York City life mixed with the breeziness and spaciousness of life on the Jersey Shore.

Full of vibrancy, blooms of color, and an abstract sense of hope, “Burning,” is a fascinating track from Teen Idle, which we can’t wait to hear more of.

From The Artist : “Burning” was written in Sara’s last year of college about an unrequited crush. It’s entirely self-crafted: Sara recorded the song in her basement studio, played all the instruments (except the drums, which a friend recorded elsewhere), wrote the song, and produced it alone. The song is mixed by Andy Schichter and mastered by Kramer (Low, Galaxie 500, Daniel Johnston, producer of Pulp Fiction soundtrack).”

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