Crying for More: Fake Dad’s Latest Release, ‘Crybaby’ is a Nostalgic Jam!

Indie rock duo Fake Dad has been quickly rising ranks in the Los Angeles music scene with their powerful and dynamic tracks. Back in 2020, Andrea de Varona and Josh Ford, the faces behind Fake Dad, met at a college party and have been inseparable ever since. They fuse their unique styles to create something colourful and playful, full of quirky synths, infectious pop hooks, and brilliant guitar riffs. Using their apartment as a studio, the two produce and record their music in a very intimate way. They share a common goal, despite their different musical backgrounds: to create music that understands their listeners.

The duo’s previous release, the EP “Yerba Mala” was a deep dive into Andrea’s experiences as a first-gen Latinx. The collection of five tracks was a journey into the interpersonal relationship dynamics present in our lives. Taking elements from rock, pop, synth, and electronic, the result is a mind-blowing brew that garnered much attention from several publications, landing in over a dozen official Spotify playlists, as well as being added to over 57 stations and charting #17 on the NACC Top Adds.

Fast forwarding to the present day, Fake Dad has released the retro-inspired single “Crybaby,” a tune that feels like it’s ripped from the 80s with modern sensibilities sprinkled in. We have rock, punk, and pop alongside an electrifying melody that will be impossible to resist. Andrea’s voice embodies the playfulness of the duo, and it’s very reminiscent of Cyndi Lauper’s style. Fake Dad has returned to their indie rock roots with a snappy and full-of-energy song that is sure to get you dancing and singing along from the start. It’s the perfect blend of old and new, and like their previous release, it’s certain to be a total hit.  

According to the band, The song is about someone who’s obsessed with being famous, but no one takes them seriously. It’s about the toxic cycle of success/attention for a whole generation who see ourselves as temporarily disgraced superstars.”

Fake Dad wants to create music that provides listeners with comfort and joy, a safe space for everyone who needs it. To help others who are dealing with anxiety, depression, or body dysmorphia, the duo is transparent about their struggles. They’re currently hard at work on their next project, an LP that promises to take their game to the next level. Keep tuned in for more upcoming great music!

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