L.A.-based noise pop duo MUNNYCAT just released “Go-Go A-Go-Go.” The song exudes aromas of surf rock, tangs of bossa nova, and the whopping resonance of classic boom-bap hip-hop.
Describing the song’s raison d’être, MUNNYCAT says, “It was almost a dare, but we wanted to see if we could take some groovy, surfy, bossa nova type shit and turn it into an over-the-top MUNNYCAT song. Lyrically, “Go-Go A-Go-Go” is a social anxiety anthem. It’s about those nights you go out to unwind with a few friends and the rest of the world just isn’t having it.”
Made up of a pair of producers, K808 and Khaledzou, who hooked up to amalgamate the flavors of syrupy pop music with the oomph of archetypal hip-hop, MUNNYCAT’s resume boasts more than 100 commercial syncs for the likes of Fenty Beauty, eBay, Google, and Target. The dynamic duo writes, produces, shoots, and edits their music videos.
“Go-Go A-Go-Go” opens on a contagious groove flowing into a melody interlacing the bubbly infectious energy of the B-52’s “Love Shack” with the old school in-your-face gusto of Mobb Deep or KRS-One. K808’s marvelous skater-girl-valley-girl inflection infuses the vocals with the ooey-gooey stickiness of cotton-candy tones mixed with helium-laced timbres. When she takes off on a delicious rap-like flow, the tune discharges skintight flavors. In other words, it’s a confection of pure scrumptious flamboyance, ebullient and infectious as all get-out.
A rounded thumping kick drum and a snappy snare drum galvanize the beat to factor-five levels, as synths and guitars stutter and skiff, adding tasty colorful accents rife with pizzazz. Rasping handclaps and retro-flavored vocal harmonies intensify the tune’s depth and dimension to capacity, energizing listeners with electrifying zaps.
Without a doubt, MUNNYCAT has it going on. “Go-Go A-Go-Go” scintillates with Spice Girls’ smart-alecky sass and the thrumming supercharged energy of muscular boom-bap rhythm.