New Audio: Gothic Tropic Returns with Their Sultriest Single Released to Date

Perhaps best known as a touring and session guitarist for the likes of renowned pop acts such as Charli XCX and BØRNS,  Los Angeles, CA-based singer/songwriter and guitarist Cecilia Della Peruti has been receiving attention across the blogosphere over  the past few months for her New Wave and post-punk leaning solo recording project, Gothic Tropic. And if you’ve been frequenting this site over those past few months, you may recall that I wrote about her Peruti’s first two singles as a solo artist, “Stronger,” a single that sounded as though it owed a debt to the Go-Gos The B52s and others, and “How Life Goes,” a lush and atmospheric song in which shimmering guitar chords played through reverb and delay pedal are paired with a propulsive and driving rhythm, gently buzzing synths and a bluesy guitar solo that made the song sound as though it drew from Phil Spector’s “Wall of Sound” production, 80s New Wave, shoegaze and power pop.

“Don’t Give Me Up,” is the third and latest single off Peruti’s forthcoming Gothic Tropic full-length debut effort, Fast or Feast, which is slated for an October 28, 2016 release, and the single continues along a similar vein of “How Life Goes” as shimmering guitar chords, atmospheric synths, a funky and sinuous bass line and Peruti’s sultry (yet ethereal) come hither vocals in what may arguably be the project’s slinkiest and sexiest song released to date while drawing from R&B and New Wave in a way that to my ears, reminds me a bit of Mligares‘ “IDYNL” and “Urban Eunuchs” off Violent Light, complete with a plaintive ache at its core.