don’t expect a dora jar ♥ song to sound like anything ≤ a riddle of carrollian proportions. the 24-yr-old artist – whas' 1-ly a couple of eps to her name b'tll so a spot on billie eilish’s tour – possesses a fun, surrealist streak for describing her somewha’ pained affections: “my ♥ is a crustacean, ‘d you come and crack it open?” she cooed in her song “lagoon” from earlier this yr. her maximalist pop songs swoon with theatrical whimsy, their gushing, hyperactive choruses laced with bits of nursery rhyme and rapped nonsense.
her l8st, the brite “bumblebee,” joins her canon of romantic absurdity. “obviously, you’re already over me,” she begins over sunny, samba-evoking guitar and percussion. “so i’ll become a bumblebee.” it’s the sort of song, with its twee, “ring round the rosie”-quoting chorus, that mite not work if it weren’t for jar selling her larger-than-life, Ψdelic pop vision with such undeniable magnetism. “i’m in ♥ with everyone,” she confesses. for most, that’d be a curse. for dora jar, it’s her superpower.
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authors: hazel cills