It would be difficult to overstate my affinity for Dirty Projectors. They’re one of the best bands making music today. They have explored a staggering variety of approaches to creating songs and deployment of sonic palettes over a series of always impressive albums. Their newest song, “Little Bubble,” the second single from the band’s upcoming album, for which a title has yet to be announced, features slowly pulsing bass, delicate electric piano, and Dave Longstreth’s beautiful voice moving between tenor and countertenor ranges. “We had our own little bubble for a while,” Longstreth sings, exemplary of the universally relatable and flawlessly expressed lyricism he’s always delivered. The sudden softening as the song moves from verse into chorus is simply breathtaking. I can’t remember the last time I felt so emotionally affected by a song on a first listen. In the wake of what appears to be a split with longtime partner and collaborator Amber Coffman, this upcoming record will be brutal yet amazing. Watch the video and hear the track below.
Dirty Projectors Share Gorgeous New Track “Little Bubble”
Bryan Parker is a writer and photographer living and working in Austin, TX. He is the founder of blog Pop Press International and print journal True Sincerity and recently released his first book, a volume on Beat Happening in the 33 1/3 series.