Welcome to The Singles Bar, a review series focused on new single and song releases.
“I’m just tryna do me ⎯⎯ but you don’t like that,” electro-pop pair Sundial, a meet-up of two bubbly, wide-eyed kids named Jisu and Dorothy, ignite on their lush new kiss-off. “who cares!” merges house, EDM and effervescent pop sprays into a refreshingly icy mixed drink. It is not too dissimilar to their previous work, visible in delicate shimmers flacking their 2017 debut EP, yours, and also present on other such singles as “Ok Wait” and “Dive.” They are a hurricane-sized force, daring and unrelenting ⎯⎯ and you might drown if you aren’t too careful.
Jisu and Dorothy first met during their studies at Berklee College of Music, and they were both instantly struck not only by Cupid but by the razzle-dazzle of pouring their hearts out three minutes at a time. The rest is history, really. “Why can’t you see that the rules are up to me / Break down these walls, but the crown belongs to me / I’m living free,” they duo grind hard on the hook, biting into the lyrics and flipping the script on the conversation. “Don’t owe you apologies ’cause I’m doing me / And I like that.”
Grade: 3 out of 4