Single cover artwork for "Sara Kandi" which sees a vintage-style cover of a woman who looks like a modern hippie, looking downwards as her pink hair flows in the wind, around her face, with the band's logo in the corner saying Ransom and the Subset.

Ransom and the Subset drops their classic yet modern pop-rock single “Sara Kandi”

Released today is this awesome single, “Sara Kandi”, by Ransom and the Subset who are making waves in the industry with their unique blending of classic and modern pop-rock music. This is the second single from their upcoming sophomore album, titled “Perfect Crimes”, following “Perfect Crime”.

Ransom and the Subset are an alternative pop-rock band based in Seattle, Washington, that is the brainchild of RanDair Porter. They have already received a tonne of critical acclaim from their debut studio album, “No Time to Lose”, which was released way back in 2014. Nine years later, the band is back releasing music and preparing to release their sophomore album, “Perfect Crimes”. Ransom and the Subset continue to show that they can blend sounds from the past with modern, influential energy, and in doing so they’ve managed to make an impact, earlier this year, with the release of their single “Perfect Crime”. There may have been a huge gap of time between their debut studio album and their new music but they show that they still can make an impact.

Written by RanDair Porter, “Sara Kandi” brings a vintage pop-rock sound mixed with a modern guitar rhythmic melody that certainly fits in with the mainstream pop-rock of today. The catchy and unforgettable beat of the track is determined to worm its way inside your brain, while the interesting story-like lyrics take listeners on a visionary journey. Full of artistic twists and turns, the song throws in exciting basslines, ’80s-inspired electric synths, and alternative harmonies, that all come together around a brawling indie-rock guitar and backing drums.

The song also features legendary bass player Graham Maby (Joe Jackson, They Might Be Giants, Marshal Crenshaw, Regina Spektor, Joan Baez). Lyrically, the song tells the story of a man who comes across a woman at the bank whose name is Sara Kandi, and he becomes infatuated with her name and who she might be in the outside world. The story then continues as the narrator imagines what it might be like to meet this Sara Kandi in other places, such as the grocery store. Addictive from start to finish, Ransom and the Subset know exactly what they’re doing when it comes to music and, by the end of the track, we guarantee you’ll be singing the chorus for the rest of the day, which is just the repeated line of the title, “Sara Kandi”.

Stream “Sara Kandi” by Ransom and the Subset on Spotify here:

“Sara Kandi”, by Ransom and the Subset, is available to download and stream, right now, across all platforms. Look out for their upcoming second studio album, “Perfect Crimes”, which is set to be released in April.

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Written by Jonathan Currinn

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