Sarah Assbring’s albums under the guise El Perro Del Mar have always been pretty great, from the repetitive one-word-titled tracks off her self-titled LP to the slightly more orchestrated ones off From The Valley To The Stars. But, they often seemed almost too minimal. Well El Perro Del Mar is back with a new LP, Love Is Not Pop, and the first single off it is “Change Of Heart”, a song that defies Assbring’s minimal days and orchestrated days combined for something a bit more electric.
This is the style I always wanted to hear from Sarah. It’s got that smooth bass line, excellent and precisely placed guitar riffs, percussive beats with a little added production, and atmospheric keys that fill any remaining gaps. If “Change Of Heart” is any hint at a new direction for El Perro Del Mar, Love Is Not Pop will easily be her best yet.
Love Is Not Pop will be released by The Control Group on October 20.