I once compared Låpsley to Adele crossed with the xx, and those elements are still present on “Burn,” the B-side from her upcoming “Hurt Me” single. But as long as we’re playing musical multiplication, how’s Joanna Newsom x Thom Yorke sit with you? Contrary to its title, “Burn” finds a soulful, pixie-like melody cast against an ever-expanding arsenal of chilly keyboard lines. It’s another excellent track from one of music’s most promising new artists. Listen below.
The “Hurt Me” b/w “Burn” single is out this fall on XL.