Just Pretend plays loop-based pop music heavily influenced by jazz, minimalism, electronic and trip hop. Emily Warden (vocals/keys/saxophone) writes the backbone for most of the music with a penchant for odd time signatures, dense harmonies, and catchy hooks, fleshed out by the agile, expressive drumming of Darian Anthony Patrick while Kyle Merrifield maintains a steady, heavy groove on bass, occasionally picking up his saxophone to bust a gritty solo or belt out a melody with Warden.