Reptile Room is an electro-pop trio formed in Atlanta in 2017 by Bill Zimmerman and brother and sister Sean and Sami Michelsen. The three members do all creative work collectively, be it writing, recording and mixing, or editing photos, videos and designing art. They’ve worked with MTV, E! and Red Bull and have been nominated for an Atlanta Culture Award presented by Live Nation. AudioFemme recently stated they are known for their “thrilling, psychedelic visuals, intoxicating music, and powerful performances.”

Design is a building electronic pop ballad with broken beat syncopation showcasing Sami’s chopped up vocals. Sami explains “The theme of Design is focused on the want to speak up about a thought or a feeling, but being unable to do so in the moment,” “I can’t find the words.”  It explores our tendency to rewrite scenarios to justify our actions, even when they’re mistakes, to the point where we actually believe the lies we tell ourselves about the past.”  “Every day I face it, then I rearrange it…I don’t want to know.  Trying to replace it, but I can’t erase it…I want you to know”

“Working on this song was a bit different than the others, we made this one almost all at once, and it came together pretty effortlessly.  I started with a vocal riff that we looped, and build a melody on top of that, we finished Design a few hours after we started.  Design reminds me of a dream; it was so clear in our minds that we were able to pull it right out of that dream and put it into music, but ironically, it’s all about feeling stuck and unable to express your depths.”

With cuts like “Design” that bridge the gap between laidback vibes and quiet introspection, it isn’t hard to see why they’ve garnered attention... emotionally naked, confessional blends of electronic bliss.