The solo project of Sydney Banta, L.A. Girlfriend explores the depths of love and rejection by means of bass heavy and distorted synth pop. Influenced by the post punk and new wave movements of the 80s, L.A.G.F. combines emotionally distressed lyrics with a sunny disposition, creating a sound that is bittersweet, yet welcoming. By turning the feelings of longing and rejection into something danceable, Banta proves that heartbreak can indeed be beautiful.