One Band To Watch teaming up with another: It’s a beautiful thing. Porridge Radio, the Brighton indie-rockers who made a big splash with this year’s Every Bad, have linked up with their Chicago contemporaries Lala Lala on a new song called “Good For You.” Porridge Radio’s Dana Margolin and Lala Lala’s Lillie West recorded it together remotely during quarantine, with Margolin’s bandmate Sam Yardley adding drums. On Twitter, Margolin writes, “it’s called good for you and it’s about being full of resentment. i really loved making it.”
In a lengthier statement to press, Margolin adds:
“Good For You” landed on me one morning early on in lockdown when I was eating breakfast. I really love Lillie’s music, and we were vaguely in touch through the internet, so when Lillie got in touch asking if I wanted to make a song together, and then a few days later I’d written this song, it felt really right to collaborate on it.
I really loved what Lillie added from the start, and it really organically and easily came together from there. Sam [who drums in Porridge Radio] added parts and produced the song, and it was a really easy and fun process because of the way they both responded to it.
“Good For You” finds a middle ground between Porridge Radiio’s swirling catharsis and Lala Lala’s more contemplative vibes. It’s the latest in a string of collabs for West including work with WHY? and Grapetooth. Listen below.
“Good For You” is out now on Secretly Canadian.