Tiny Fireflies: “So Sad to Say Goodbye”

Once again I find myself completely enthralled by the sweetness in Kristine Capua’s voice and melodies. Cupua, along with Lisle Mitnik make up the indie pop duo, Tiny Fireflies. They’ve just released an animated video for their song “So Sad to Say Goodbye.” The song is wrapped in the same dreamy, lo-fi blanket that the duo’s other band Very Truly Yours cuddles up in.

Again, I find myself wondering if it’s an electronic drum beat I hear keeping the insanely catchy pop tune in check. And again, I find myself thinking of the Cranberries (even though I’m not quite sure I can name a Cranberries song off-hand). The song bounces with the post-punk sensibilities of the Cure or New Order with the adherence to that something old that set the Jesus and Mary Chain apart.

The video, which seems like a 7 year-old’s depiction of a thunderstorm perfectly captures the sweetness and naivety of the song’s lyrics, “We could run away and I don’t mind/ It won’t be so sad to say goodbye.”

For me, it’s hard to tell where VTY ends and where Tiny Fireflies begins, but I’m a hopeless fan of both.


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