Lizzo has blended the beauty and grace of self-love and gospel with an otherworldly flow and masterful lyricism throughout her career, and it’s hard to say which direction she’ll take next.
Pool Boys’ “Millennial Morse Code” drifts out in a sea of blue, inhabiting both rough tumbles, rugged waves of grunge, sealed with the soft gentile kiss of sunshine. The video succeeds in all facets: a shot for shot remake of The Beatles “Paperback Writer,” and reclaiming this notion of a “boy” band as an all femme outfit entitled Pool Boys. Playful and inquisitive, the beauty is in the details.
Songwriters Emma Browne (guitar/vocals) and Caroline Jackson (bass/vocals), carrying forward these moments of gentile grittiness and tongue in cheek charm, and banded together with guitarist/vocalist Annie Dillion and drummer Jessie Seal.
According to the band, “Millennial Morse Code is a song that bemoans a mostly unrequited teenage love through the virus of social media. Can a love that was started on AOL instant messenger ever really fade into the ether? Or will the whirring servers keep whispering a time-traveling game of telephone?” Balancing the painful truth of technological takeover and quirky, cute romance, Pool Boys succeed in exploring this new present and foreboding future. By taking a video from the 1966 (created in a world lead by men) and reinventing it with contemporary critique and sensibilities (i.e. being representative of femme figures in media, being fully produced and created by an all-female crew) Pool Boys stretch the imagination into a true Millennial morse code: guitar strummed melodies asking, “Do you remember love?”