March 12, 2018
Stream Strangers on the Internet’s ‘Good Problems’ for Free
NYC experimental pop duo Strangers on the Internet have shared a free stream of ‘Good Problems’.
The band’s sound is a combination of electro-pop, hip-hop and classical with other instruments. Bandmates Lilly Wolfson and Alex Neuhausen work as coders during the day and produce their music in a former textile mill by night.
‘Good Problems’ is influenced by 90’s East Coast hip-hop with vocals that evoke 1920’s jazz singers.
“I like reading about finance and economics. I got the name Strangers on the Internet from a headline in The Wall Street Journal. I was walking around Amsterdam and the notification popped up on my phone, something about a man who takes investment direction from strangers on the internet. He has lots of money, and they tell him what to invest in, and he invests in it. I thought, it’s so funny how everything now is about that, it’s all strangers on the internet. So that’s our name,” Wolfson said in an e-mail.
“I started writing this song when I began my job at Bloomberg. The company’s headquarters is in a skyscraper in midtown Manhattan and the sixth floor has this massive atrium that’s like a glass temple with steel ribs. Skyscrapers remind me of churches, metal and glass stretching upward and so on, and I wanted the song to sound like a hymn in places, with choirs and piano and strings,” she explained.
“My therapist once gave me this book called Bullish Thinking. It’s basically a self-help manual for financial advisors who can’t cope with the stress of their jobs. It’s got stories of finance guys who killed themselves ‘cause they lost money for their clients. Some of that stuff found its way into the lyrics – the third verse gets pretty dark.”
Catch Strangers on the Internet on the following dates;
3/17 – St. Paddy’s Day GOLD Party at Secret Loft
3/30 – Indie Pop Night at Secret Loft