Ooooh new dirty projectors then?


#21

Anyone else think this sounds quite a bit like James Blake?


#22

not very good, is it.


#23

I like this! Obviously leans heavily on that James Blake school of R&B but retains a recognisably Dirty Projectors sound at the same time, rather than a straight out homage. Really good first track and more interesting than a lot of the stuff on The Colour in Anything.


#24

Quite like it on first go. Sounds like he’s borrowed from Of Montreal with the nearly but not quite rapping bit. I like the repurposing of the Impregnable Question hook. Would be a bit much if the whole album was like this but I imagine it will be a skewed pop song on an album of skewed pop songs.

Still not as good as Gun Has No Trigger though


#25

Not crazy about that tbh


#26

I think it’s amazing. Obviously the production is very ‘now’ but parts of it are fucking heartbreaking. And the weird rap bit? Mental.


#27

I hate the weird rap bit but really like the rest of it. Please no more weird rap bits.


#28

noticed on youtube there’s a speed/pitch corrected version of it, not sure i want to listen to it though


#29

listened to swing lo magellan on my way to work this morning, great record tbh.


#30

I totally agree. Rap bit is awful but the rest is a beaut


#31

Guess from the subject matter of the track that Amber is no longer in the band. Wonder who was involved in this record.


#32

I wondered about that too - would be a shame if she has gone. But the new song is pretty much the antithesis of Impregnable Question (apparently re-used but not quite picking that up?) so pretty telling. Who’ll replace her when they tour? She’s kind of a key part of their more recent stuff.


#33

What I want from art is truth, what you want is fame
Now we’ll keep 'em separate and you keep your name

Sounds pretty damning


#34

wow


#35

Ouch. Not amicable then.


#36

Nope. Whole song is incredibly bitter and hurt when you dig into the lyrics a bit. “I don’t think I ever loved you, that was just some stupid shit” is a pretty deep cut too.


#37

Just listened to Impregnable Question/Keep Your Name back-to-back - really interesting, the contrast is insane.


#38

:DDD that’s one of the cringiest lyrics ive ever read. is he on a break in his a-level eng lit studies?


#39

ok i caved


#40

Yeah they’re pretty bad, though as a rule, 99% of lyrics look horrendous written down and it’s the sentiment and context which I found interesting about them.