Eric D. Johnson of Fruit Bats
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Monday Mix: iogi, Sara Bug, Fruit Bats

By Ray Gill, Jr. (OPB)
March 8, 2021 2 p.m.

Start the week with three new songs hand-picked for your playlist.

iogi - “You/Me/Everyone”


Yogev Glusman, who goes by the name iogi, is a Tel Aviv-based multi-instrumentalist and producer. His second album, “everything’s worth it,” features the song “You/Me/Everyone” which uses a distinct jangly guitar sound driven by a funky drum line to create a fun, breezy vibe. “I got the basic groove of the song and the guitar riff, and I felt like writing whatever comes to my mind at the moment,” said iogi in a statement.

Sara Bug - “Die with You”

Sara Bug is an emerging singer-songwriter based out of Nashville who calls herself “The world’s finest southern-kitsch artist.” This track comes from her forthcoming self-titled debut record which was written back in 2013 during a period of turmoil in her life. “‘Die With You’ was then and still is now, a sort of foreshadowing of what I hope my life becomes.” Bug said. The song is full of a painful beauty, which remains restrained just enough not to be buried in production by utilizing an intricate balance of Sara’s voice and creative instrumentation.

Fruit Bats - “The Balcony”

Fruit Bats’ new single, “The Balcony,” comes from their latest album “The Pet Parade.” The song is about patience in isolation, waiting for the world to change while staring out at an empty street,” said songwriter Eric D. Johnson. They’re able to capture the spirit of anticipated togetherness in this song utilizing a multi-instrumental sound that fills the room and a creative video directed by Johnson and wife Annie Breedy. “We created an alternate world — in our basement — where crowded clubs, real live crushes, and chance encounters still exist,” the pair said in a statement.


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