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Last month, Lolo Zouaï warned everyone that she was ready to make major moves in 2019. During our in-depth interview with the R&B singer, she hinted at an exciting feature that was in the works. Today, Zouaï revealed a special collaboration with Blood Orange called “Jade” along with a dreamy accompanying visual.

In a press release, she explained how “Jade” explores the “string between beauty and pain.” The Nick Harwood-directed video was shot at the original Ocean’s 11 house in Los Angeles. “Jade” is featured on Zouaï’s newly released double A-side Ocean Beach along with the self-produced track “Lose Myself.” Both songs are tributes to her hometown of San Francisco and come out of a moment of deep self-reflection.

“As my career continues to progress, I want to make sure that I don’t lose sight of why I started making music,” she said. “Growing up I’d spend a lot of time at Ocean Beach thinking and writing lyrics. I needed to remind myself that I used to be in my bedroom producing, wondering how I was gonna get my music out there. In the music industry it’s easy to feel jaded and lose the passion that made you want to start in the first place.”

Stay tuned here for more bittersweet bangers from Zouaï and stream both of the singles in full below.

In other news, Toro y Moi dropped a surprise mixtape on Dropbox titled ‘Soul Trash.’ Get all the details about the project right here.

Words by Sydney Gore
Associate Music Editor

Softcore tastemaker at your service.

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