Real Estate’s “Paper Cup” is a shimmering disco-inspired track that signals a new direction for the band while staying true to their wistful indie rock roots. This track contains the first ever feature on a Real Estate song, with guest vocals from Amelia Meath of Sylvan Esso. Delicate vocal harmonies by Meath and lead singer Martin Courtney glide over bright strings, soaring guitar lines, and a danceable beat. The bright, warm, tone of the track contrasts with the bleak, existential lyrics. According to Courtney, the song is “about questioning your chosen path in life and searching for meaning in what you do”. “Paper Cup” is a nostalgic, melancholy track that shows plenty of promise for upcoming album The Main Thing.
Label: Domino Recording Ltd
RIYL: Beach Fossils, Ducktails, Deerhunter, Wild Nothing
FCC: Clean (Edited version available on Spotify, contact MDs for download)