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Chewin’: Gum Girl’s “April”

Make Believe Melodies can always get behind a skippy bit of indie-pop, so Gum Girl’s “April” is a welcome bit of hoppy music to our ears. It’s also a nice step up for the band, who last year leaned closer to fest-approved fare with a song anchored by male vocals. That one is OK, but “April” improves the style significantly by letting a woman handle the vocals — she just sounds so much better, and so much more emotive — while also letting new elements like piano plonks come through more clearly. A nice number for a sunny day, nothing too complex but a perk. Listen above.