On the surface, Ivory Hours‘ “Mary” is all hooks and sunshine, with sleek guitars bubbling and sliding over a politely stomping beat, and airy vocals drifting into a soaring widescreen chorus — but peek a little deeper, and you’ll see it lives up to the band’s promise of songs “lyrically undercut with themes of loss, relationships and depression.” It all adds up to a delectable pop treat that doubles as a win for fans of subversively catchy three-minute wonders — and serves as a damn fine calling card for the band’s new record, Mary, which you can check out here.

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