Erin Anne’s last single “Eve Polastri’s Last Two Brain Cells Have a Debate” arrived with a queer speed-dating video, but her follow-up track “Echo Park Vampire” finds the LA-based musician—born Erin Anne Fitzpatrick—happily partnered. “Gonna tell her that it’s true, that I love her now / I always think I did, some way somehow,” she sings on the single. “I wanna be the girl that wakes up next to you / I’m ready for the day I wake up next to you.”
“This is the best love song that I’ve ever written because it’s about my girlfriend, Lindsey [Schiffman], my favorite person I’ve ever met, who is in my band, played bass on this song, and wakes up next to me every morning,” Fitzpatrick shares. Mixed by illuminati hotties’ Sarah Tudzin and mastered by Sarah Register, the final product is a tightly wound pop-punk tune in the vein of Charly Bliss, with Fitzpatrick’s fuzzed-out guitars and wiry synths on full display as she captures the nocturnal buzz of a new romance.
“Its texture is inspired in part by Rick Springfield’s ‘Jessie’s Girl’ and in another part by the spooky, early-2000s indie music that would play at the Bronze, the bar frequented by the main characters of Buffy the Vampire Slayer,’” says Fitzpatrick. “The Bronze hosted bands like The Breeders, Aimee Mann, and Cibo Matto, and it was always teeming with really hot vampires. I thought I’d have a little fun with that trope because Lindsey and I used to stay up so late hanging out together when we first met—sometimes until the sun came up. It’s about the exhilaration of new love and the sometimes out-of-character things it makes you do.”
Both recent singles will both appear on Erin Anne’s forthcoming sophomore album, Do Your Worst, out June 10 via Carpark Records. Listen to “Echo Park Vampire” below, and pre-order the album here.