New Audio: Chicago’s Crawling Vines Shares a Breezy and Hook-Driven Bop

Jack Holston is a Chicago-based singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and creative mastermind behind the emerging solo psych pop recording project Crawling Vines. And with Crawling Vines, Holston is able to fully display his self-described experimental, genre-bending style rooted in inventive melodies and polished production.

Holston’s latest Crawling Vines single “Not Today” is a hook driven, breezy, and summery pop confection centered around twinkling synths, a sinuous and punchy bass line, some funk rhythm guitar and a blazing guitar solo paired with a distorted vocal. Ironically, written and produced during the cold winter, “Not Today” manages to sound influenced by Tame Impala and JOVM mainstays like Summer Heart and Washed Out while capturing the awkward and swooning pangs of love — both requited and unrequited.