southstate. blends bedroom pop and emo on new single ‘fastcars’

Texas alternative pop act southstate. has dropped a new single. ‘fastcars’ deftly marries pop, indie and emo, with soul vibes and throwback, 80’s influenced lead guitar.

Texas alternative pop act southstate is out to correct the misconception that the Southern states are without culture and diversity. Led by the multiracial, multicultural Sam Ma, southstate was initially conceived to make music for those who felt out of place and didn’t fit perfectly into any of the boxes they are supposed to occupy.

Musically, Ma takes a dexterous approach to its art; nods to bedroom pop acts the likes of blackbear and Jeremy Zucker; emo titans such as Fall Out Boy and Grayscale as well as Asian acts Keshi and Joji.

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