“Kalifornia” is the third track off of Goodbye Chanel’s first album, Through Night To Paradise, which was released on August 9. The whole album embodies tropical goodness with dream pop influences, putting me in the mood for a weekend at the beach. With shimmering guitar strums and whimsical lyrics, ”Kalifornia” reminds me that the summer weather hasn’t passed just yet.
You can immediately hear influences from artists like Vampire Weekend, Wu Lyf, and Born Ruffians, but Goodbye Chanel also brings us a new edge to this dreamy world. The tempo is slow, depicting a sense of relaxation and confidence in each and every note hit. The emphasis remains strong on the drony backdrop while the melodic vocals fill our ears with ease.
It’s all about atmosphere for this UK-based gem, and we feel it all.