How many Tinder dates are you going on in the weeks following finals? Search your heart–don’t lie. I’m guessing it’s between three and five, if my roommates’ recent exploits are any indication. We all get a little debauched around Reading Day–if you’re anything like me, you start losing your mind a good month ahead of finals, and by the time you’re here, it’s already over. Thus, in turning your thoughts to those Tinder dates you so responsibly scheduled for after finals, I’m just giving you an avenue to follow thought processes you’re already traipsing down. You’re welcome.
Here is your soundtrack to those dates. It’s the realest soundtrack you’ll ever get. The irony of New York’s romance culture is that there’s very little romance involved (between humans, anyway–I can name plenty of people in healthy relationships with their phones/Netflix/cats). “When the sun comes up and you’ve got to go / well, that’s life,” the song goes. And that chorus: “I don’t care that you don’t love me / as long as you can keep me coming.” Insert bawling emoji (quickly followed by teary laughter emoji).
Saint Ballantine is the brand-spankin’-new project of Brooklyn-based producer Andrew Thomas Reid and Brian “Sene” Marc of the breezy electro-pop duo denitia and sene. The collab was born out of South Brooklyn’s Clubhouse producers’ collective. “Fashionably Late” is their first track, featuring a cutesy deadpan from Amrit. The deceptively bubbly track is is fresh from Jillionaire’s Feel Up Records, dropped last week as part of the label’s “Free Ting Fridays.” At present, Saint Ballantine has 19 likes on Facebook and 8 followers on Twitter and 1 song on Soundcloud, but they’ve got a great sound and quite the sense of humor, so I wish them well.