There is nothing wrong with lo-fi cacophony, but a messy recording today is not quite the same as a messy recording 30 or 40 years ago. Much like a pair of jeans that are bought with holes in them are not the same as ones whose holes were worn into them. “Mmmoooaaaaaayaya” has a catchy hook juxtaposed with a lot of chaos in its three minutes and it works much as it did on last year’s FREE I.H.: This Is Not the One You’ve Been Waiting For. Though it takes some getting used to, Sarah Tudzin’s voice has a knack for grating its way through the noise even as she is part of a whole that seems barely kept in one piece, a dynamic she likely carefully designed as a recording engineer and producer. There is just this sense that it isn’t creativity blossoming out of the adversity of trying to make a record when what you need to make one is not readily or cheaply available. Maybe I’m just being a curmudgeon, but as much as I like this song, there is just a nagging sense that it is disingenuous. It raises some questions I have about the nature and importance of authenticity and believability. For me, this song may struggle with both, but it is the latter that bothers me the most even as I enjoy it. It seems like a lot of effort was expended to make something sound cavalier.