Saturday, July 21, 2018

Meta Forrester - mines family stories from 1970's Taiwan- on "Record Store Girl"

Record Store Girl is the first single off of Meta Forrester's (Scott Hsu's) upcoming EP "FU LONG BEACH."
Hsu was born in Amherst, Mass but is currently based out of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and the EP is directly inspired by his parents living as twenty somethings in 1970's Taiwan. As Hsu (who plays all instruments) says of the album, "It's a 17 minute alt rock/power pop EP about the thrill and naivety of young love. Every song is based on a story they told me about their lives".

The track itself is spartan and the poppy vocal melody rides on opening bass line. It has charm and humor and is about Hsu's dad who dated a girl whose family owned a record store in Taipei. 
As the song expresses, his dad did not fall in love with her but did fall in love with the wealth of music they shared. 

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Robb Donker