The rollout of singles from Dirty Projectors in anticipation of the mysterious, self-titled new album has only gotten curiouser and curiouser. First came the warped pseudo-rap “Keep Your Name,” then the environmentally-conscious ballad “Little Bubble” and, most recently, the break-up epic “Up in Hudson” which has a shout-out to Kanye West. Which is all important information to know before ingesting the latest single “Cool Your Heart,” as it might be the strangest piece of music yet from a band who only make strange music.
This is all due to the inspired, and truly surprising, decision on behalf of frontman David Longstreth to enlist soulful dance queen D∆WN into his whimsical musical world. Yet in spite of this seeming mismatch, the duo gel fantastically well. This is only amplified in the video, which throws their contrasting yet complimentary aesthetics into a disorienting world of jerky backward movements.
Whether any other intriguing special guests will appear on the new album is a mystery, but given the increasingly bizarre hype campaign, it seems that literally anything is possible.
Dirty Projectors will be out on February 24 via Domino. Watch the music video for “Little Bubble” below.
In other music news, SZA has shared a mini-documentary teasing new music from her long-awaited debut CTRL. Watch it right here.