The Who: BØRNS (Los Angeles, CA)
The What: In taking the bombastic, pure pop gem that is “Electric Love” flush with diamond-edges and electronic flourishes (and touched with the timeless sounds of laser beams; think ‘laser cats’ if you’re under the age of 25, Battlestar Gallactica if you’re over), Michigan native/Los Angeles transplant Garrett Borns aka BØRNS pulls the strings (acoustically) on the song allowing it to delicately, unguardedly unravel at the pace of a warm and steady heartbeat. “Electric Love” in its original and radiant incarnation can be found on his Candy EP out on Interscope Records: it’s all layers of guitars, synths, celestial vocals…and those damned lasers. Here, with a little harmonic help from Zella Day and a California sunset, the setting is as simple as the presentation, and the presentation is as lovely as BØRNS’ fetching falsetto and tremulous vibrato. And that fluffy, white thing Zella is wrapped in.