“Lyrically, ‘Sweet Talk’ is about control, or lack there of, the dynamics and the ups and downs of being in love,” Jill Lamoureux of Scavenger Hunt explains of their latest. The song itself works around the conceit of that theme—a rush of sugary musical sweet talk, with an underbelly of disfunction. “I’m so sick of feeling like you use me as a crutch,” she sings.
The LA-based act, including producer and multi-instrumentalist Dan Mufson alongside Lamoureux, formed in 2013, and have seen their music pop up in campaigns for the likes of Estee Lauder, Virgin Mobile, and Hollister, and have spent time on the road with Dragonette and Capital Cities, among others.
“Musically, we wanted to create something that felt new and old at the same time,” Lamoureux says of the song’s vintage ’80s synth-pop sound. “We think we nailed it.”