S*A*M – Strawberry Loverr
It’s rare that I go to such lengths to find a song. I had to extract this from a mix on soundcloud, the only place that seemed to host a downloadable version of this file. The original was removed from YouTube by producer Sam Meringue, frequent collaborator with (the possibly clinically insane) James Ferraro. This is all part of Meringue’s project titled Outer Limits Recordings, which seems to live mainly on YouTube.
“Strawberry Loverr” reminds me of a middle school dance I was forced to go to as my twin sister’s lookout. It’s smooth, background R&B with a memorable hook but ultimately has a lingering strangeness. Like the feeling of being drunk on Coca-Cola, it’s sugary sweetness imbibed with sloth and unfamiliarity.