Justin Timberlake, The Sims 4 Build Videos, Freestyling to Imaginary Girls, and more.
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Cool people like cool things, which is why we asked underscores to share a taste of her taste on Perfectly Imperfect.
April Harper Grey (aka underscores) is a San Fransisco-born, New York City-based producer & musician who just dropped one of the most exciting and original records of the year, Wallsocket. In 2021, she released her acclaimed debut LP Fishmonger, collaborated with Blink 182’s Travis Barker, and opened for 100 Gecs on tour. On Wallsocket April expands upon the genre playfulness of Fishmonger by leaning into a post hyper-pop sound that blurs the lines of electro-pop, noise rock, dubstep, and more, to create something wholly unique. The record follows three teenage girls living in a fictional town in Michigan and it’s functionally an ARG with how rich it’s lore is. You can read up on its mythos yourself through the towns official government website, local pizza shop, and chatroom for local mothers. Lucky for us, underscores is here to tell us what she’s been into.
Without further ado
🎵 Justin Timberlake
The first music I remember listening to was the trifecta of Madonna, Britney Spears, and Justin Timberlake. I remember being obsessed with all three of ‘em when I was like five years old or something. I’m on a Justin Timberlake kick right now because I had this realization while looking at the tracklist and song lengths for FutureSex/LoveSounds that the first music I was sentient for was kinda weird. That album is weird, like just stare at the tracklist for a second. Like “Medley: Let Me Talk to You / My Love (feat. T.I.)”? “LoveStoned / I Think She Knows (Interlude)”? What was he thinking?
He’s also just this default guy, like you’d spawn in as Justin Timberlake. And he’s goofy. I think the reason FutureSex is so good is ‘cause it was just him and Timbaland, like, beatboxing at each other and being like, “Yoooo, that’s hard, put it in.”
🧑🤝🧑 🎮 The Sims 4 build videos
I usually watch Minecraft videos to go to sleep, but recently I switched to Sims 4 build videos. I stumbled upon this channel called CarynandConnieGaming, where its these twin sisters from Texas who have a crazy good knack for interior design. Both Caryn and Connie are kinda Christian girl autumn vibes, but I think Caryn is a little more complex; she might’ve had an emo phase or something. Connie has an affinity for string lights. Caryn is cracked with the roofing. This new pack called “Horse Ranch” just dropped and I’m super on a farmhouse wave right now, so I’m having the time of my life watching these videos. I have yet to play The Sims.
Since I was young, I’ve been obsessed with the airport. Over the past couple years, I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to see a lot more airports due to shows and stuff. I’m currently working on a mental tier list of airports that I’ve been to in the United States. LaGuardia in NYC is kinda up there right now; I love the silly water feature. I also think the Salt Lake City airport is gorgeous, even if the way they handle transferring between concourses is kinda inconvenient.
I flew in and out of Seattle for a show recently and I was super impressed by it. They seemed to have recently renovated the central terminal, so now there’s this super open food court. I went to one of the new restaurants there and got lobster mac and cheese (definitely a risk; don’t get seafood at the airport). I’m not proud of how much I spent on it, but it was realllyyyy good. They’ve also got a really reliable tram for transfer between gates. SEA-TAC: A tier.
🎤 Freestyle singing to imaginary girls
This might just be ‘cause of the Justin Timberlake diet, to be honest. Me and my friend Gabby Start were hanging out last week and I think we had run out of things to talk about. We just started freestyling, but like singing as if we were members of a boyband trying to serenade the same girl.
Like “Girl, just give me a cha-ance / May I have this da-ance?”
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