photo credit: Maia Saavedra
Chaos Chaos will release the new EP, titled Committed To The Crime on October 7. Noisey premiered “Breaker” from the EP and the track is also streaming and available to share via SoundCloud. Noisey said, “Still only 22 and 20, the Seattle-born, Brooklyn-based sisters continue to hone their sound, which has now blossomed into assured synth-pop… Their first new cut in this year, “Breaker” is a powerful kiss off to a lover who can’t quite grasp the truth of what’s before them. It’s another example of their precocious talent and the sisters ability to craft hooks that are both instantaneous and timeless.”
You will likely recognize the two women of Chaos Chaos; they are, after all, Asya and Chloe Saavedra, the sisters from Seattle that spent their teen years touring the world and recording some wonderfully punchy indie pop under the name Smoosh. What might come as a surprise to you is what the duo sounds like now.
The sisters are still trading in earworm melodies and Asya’s expressive keyboard work, but their writing is more inspired by dance-pop and hip-hop, and their lyrics are diving deeper into the pair’s personal life than ever before.
“We named the band Chaos Chaos after a very large amoeba because they are simple but always changing,” says Chloe. “That got us thinking about us with music, how we are always changing, always evolving. As Smoosh we went from this groovy riot grrl thing to a more grown up, very minimalist sound. Now, we are just full out in your face pop.”
The sisters have certainly achieved that goal. The six songs on Committed To The Crime their latest EP are unavoidably catchy, showcasing the influence of ’80s New Romantic Britpop, the dance floor desperation of Charli XCX and Lorde, and an unabashed love of modern hip-hop’s stuttering trap beats.
Committed also finds Asya and Chloe exploring topics that befit both their new sound and the fact that the two are now 22 and 20 respectively, with a wealth of life experience to inspire their lyrics.
“For this one, we told each other that we are going to use real life things that happened that we don’t want to talk about,” Chloe says. “Relationship things, family things that really hurt us deeply, things that we don’t want to share or are scary to us. It was a real therapeutic recording session.”
Within these songs, that comes out in direct, unfettered language with the girls asking some unknown antagonist, “Do you feel the beat in your heart?” on “Do You Feel It?” to choosing self-preservation over a heated love affair on the slinky “Breaker” (“Always gets this way/you turnin’ crazy/I have a power babe over you…but I can’t be in love with you…I’m not your fantasy/let me go”). And for the song “Monsters,” Asya proves she’s not blameless in the game of love, singing with deep affect, “Night light in bed/not safe and sound in my own head/light won’t keep my shadow away…there’s monsters in my head/and there’s nothing you can do.”
What Asya and Chloe Saavedra know for certain is that they are ready to bring this music to as many people as possible, hoping their very personal expressions will connect with fans around the world. Or at the very least, to get some folks on their feet and moving with their lissome rhythms and glittery melodies.
Committed To The Crime Track List
2. Breaker (stream)
3. Do You Feel It?
4. West Side
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