Boston, MA – Little Fuss, a collection of shy creatives hoping to take their introverted perspectives and write songs that make them loud enough to hear, have released “What’s It Matter To You,” the second single from their upcoming Lovely Distraction EP, set to be released later in 2023. One of the first songs Little Fuss wrote together, back when Olive Martinez and Cody Von Lehmden first met in Spain, highlights the narrator’s nonchalant demeanor regarding the imminent demise of the relationship.
“I had never been in a relationship or anything at that point,” Martinez admits, “but I just thought there was something funny about this girl singing about how she was sort of disinterested in her love life.”
The 60’s-sounding track, which you can stream or download now, launches just hours before the band’s appearance at Boston Calling Music Festival. Earlier this week, Little Fuss spoke with CBS Boston about playing the hometown event. They’ll appear on the Tivoli Audio Orange Stage from 6:55 to 7:35 pm tonight.
The Boston-based foursome announced the news of their forthcoming EP, Lovely Distraction, alongside the release of “Hypothetical Girl.” A sarcastic call to arms that demands the redemption of women who, all too often, have been objectified by their male observers, “Hypothetical Girl” is a fiery display of resistance to simplistic tropes of femininity that aims to reclaim agency over dull, reductive portrayals of women.
Both tracks highlight the signature storytelling style of Little Fuss, who use vintage-tinged soundscapes to take their listeners on a profoundly emotional psychological journey that explores the perspectives and experiences of the protagonists they create. Known for delving into themes of sorrow, apprehension, subjugation, sexism, and other matters concerning mental health and sociology, Little Fuss often explores deep and thought-provoking topics. Their lyrical inquisitiveness is paired with cinematic arrangements that aptly reflect the duality of their music.
Both “What’s It Matter To You” and “Hypothetical Girl” stays the course of Girls At Parties, the album that helped fuel their most successful year to date and highlight the creative versatility of Olive Martinez and Cody Von Lehmden, the founding duo behind Little Fuss, and new arrivals Delia Martin and Vitor Oliveira, as artists and storytellers.
Their outspoken songs have caught the attention of both fans and the media, gathering champions at Wonderland, Billboard, 1883 Magazine, The Big Takeover, Boston Globe, CBS Boston, Ones To Watch, and Boston’s NPR station, WBUR, which credited the band with writing “complex female characters into pop songs” in their premiere of “I Want A Secret.” As a result, the band confirmed an appearance at Boston Calling Music Festival and collected a Best New Artist Nomination at the Boston Music Awards.
Learn more about Little Fuss by watching their interview on CBS Boston and listen to both “What’s It Matter To You” and “Hypothetical Girl” on any digital platform. You can watch Little Fuss continue slowly taking over the world by following them on Instagram and TikTok at @LittleFussBand, and catch them at Boston Calling tonight.