Astropol – “Make Love Stay” (Stereogum Premiere)
Astropol matches Peter Bjorn And John’s Björn Yttling with Shout Out Louds’ Bebban Stenborg and Smash. The trio’s debut album The Spin We’re In is out next month, and single “Make Love Stay” suggests it’ll be a good one. Astropol’s music was allegedly inspired by the likes of Suicide and Willy DeVille (no relation), though this song’s shoegaze haze, crisp electronic drums, and tender celestial singalong remind me of the ’90s more than the ’70s. “You can make love leave, but you can’t make love stay,” goes the chorus. It is extremely pretty, and it will make you feel something.
The Spin We’re In is out 12/4 on INGRID.