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Stop Light Observations – “smooth little operator”

Stop Light Observations released a new single, “smooth little operator,” this week. It’s the latest tune from the band following “Trajic Majic,” which dropped in May. 

“smooth little operator” presents a sound that is, well, smooth. The bass line is groovy, the beat is slick, and Will Blackburn croons with his characteristic swagger. 

The lyrics describe a dreaded realization in the game of love: the moment when you figure out that the other person doesn’t play by the rules. “I’m begging / Baby don’t you say goodbye,” Blackburn repeats toward the end of the song, but in a manner that reads more playful than mournful.

According to an Instagram post from the band, “The lyrics came quickly and tell an all too common story of star-crossed love.” 

Stream “smooth little operator” by Stop Light Observations below.