New Video: Eldorado Shares a Breezy and Summery Bop

Eldorado (born Doriane Gamba) is an emerging and up-and-coming French singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and bedroom producer, who can trace the origins of her music career to when she turned six and started playing drums. Inspired by an eclectic array of artists, who have also abided by the DIY ethos including Mac DeMarcoMen I TrustYellow DaysClairo and a list of others, the French singer/songwriter and bedroom producer’s work is inspired by real life, personal experiences, which helps evoke strong emotions. 

Earlier this year, I wrote about Gamba’s Eldorado debut, the neon and heartache-tinge “3 in the morning.” Featuring Gamba’s achingly plaintive vocals, glistening, reverb-drenched guitars and atmospheric synths paired with a soaring hook, “3 in the morning” manages to recall JOVM mainstays St. Lucia and Washed Out, while drawing from a fairly universal experience: wanting to be with someone, who has no interest in you whatsoever.

The French singer/songwriter, musician and producer’s latest single “Another Day” is a breezy and infectious summertime bop centered around glistening synth arpeggios, 80s pop and funk-inspired guitar lines, a sinuous bass line, thumping backbeats paired with Gamba’s easy-going yet self-assured delivery and her seemingly uncanny and unerring knack for infectious hooks.

Underneath the breezy and infectious nature of the song, is a bittersweet and familiar story of trying to move forward from heartbreak and not quite knowing how to go about it. And then you see your ex, who has clearly moved on when you haven’t. But throughout, there’s the tacit understanding that it’s a day-by-day process in which ghosts do linger from time to time.

Continuing an ongoing collaboration with Ambre Tholance, the accompanying video is a nostalgia-inducing dream of long summer days and nights at the beach or the lake. But it also captures Gamba’s playful yet earnest spirit in a way that’s endearing.

A new pop slap, full of colors, the feet in France but the spirit in an American teen movie soundtrack. Second single for the French girl Eldorado : still rocked by the dream-pop influences of a Mac Demarco, and the nostalgic elegance of Haim or Sharron Van Etten, the catchy hit aspect on top of it. A track that calls for summer, long evenings and sunsets. Deliciously retro and deeply modern at the same time.