Life's pretty sweet right now for Jessi Fulghum and Jeremy Brock, a pair of 22-year-olds with much older souls.
The duo has found surprise success with I Hate You Just Kidding (IHYJK), their musical venture, and with each other. IHYJK will perform a release show for its new EP on Sept. 4 at Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa.
The duo performs dreamy, folksy pop — think acoustic guitar, harmonica and layered voices — that would be at home on the speakers of any indie coffee shop or Urban Outfitters store.
In the plaintive ode "My Little Dove," Fulghum describes of her struggle to hear the eponymous bird's music through the belligerent caws of raucous crows.
"O little dove, I can barely hear ya. Won't you come more near? You fill my ears with the songs I love," Fulghum sings.