“Sentimental” is a punchy, slacker rock song that captures the struggles of being mistaken for less than what you really are and fighting back to disprove said assumptions. The track, which is the first single from GUPPY’s forthcoming album In Heat, contrasts verses of soft spoken confessions with a biting chorus and a mellowed out punk mentality.
During the first verse, frontperson Julia Lebow pleas “just because I am soft spoken/just because my jaw's been broken/please don't pet me, I am working” with gentle ooo’s supporting them in the background. By the third chorus, the entirety of the LA four-piece joins in, partaking in gang vocals and owning who they are by chanting “Yes, I’m very sentimental.”
The track finishes off with Lebow validating themself and the complexities of who they are, declaring “yes I am the business lady/yes I am the business man.” The song is a power anthem for anyone on the quietside with a plan that they’re just waiting to execute.
Photographs by Jade DeRose