Since Now, Now's last full-length release in 2012, the band has gone through some notable changes. After intermittent periods of touring and social media silence, plus a few canceled appearances, the group announced the departure of vocalist/guitarist Jess Abbott in 2017 (it was an amicable break, and Abbott now releases solo music as Tancred). It was around this time that the founding members Cacie Dalager and Bradley Hale (who also performs as Sombear) released their first new music in years with "SGL." While the warm production, melancholic lyrics, and smart songwriting of their previous records remained intact, Dalager and Hale's newer output showed a growth toward something a little more pop-friendly. In particular, "SGL" is a damn near perfect pop song, building big heartfelt choruses on a simple foundation of guitars and synths. The new album it opens, Saved, is packed with similarly sad, catchy songs that demand being played on repeat. Catch the new stuff from Now, Now live at Mr. Smalls, with Foxing and Daddy Issues.