Eastern Siberian natives Masha Shurygina and Egor Berdnikov have been teaming up as Mashmellow since 2018 writing songs reminiscent of their favorite ‘90s dream pop bands. After releasing two singles earlier this year “Share It” and “Heaven is For You”, the pair have released their debut EP Someday Club July 1st alongside it’s lead off single “Melt”.
“Melt” immediately envelopes you with warm synths with more than a hint of ‘80s The Cure paired with lively guitar melodies. Vocalist Masha’s smooth voice reminded of me Sarah from the similarly styled dream pop band Tallies. Her performance manages the delicate balance of conveying the vulnerability of lovesick lyrics with a confident delivery and topping it off gorgeous harmonies at the end. Mashmellow wear their influences proudly on their sleeve and “Melt” is a reminder of why that era of music continues to feel timeless decades later.