A heavily 80’s-inspired single and music vid are the latest releases from Baltimore band Lower Dens, as of 10:45 this morning. Prepare for plenty of synth-work on the new single, and soft-focused, Sinead-O’Connor-comparison-worthy visuals from lead vocalist Jana Hunter.
According to an interview with NPR, “Real Thing,” (which is the name of the single and the upcoming album from Hunter and Nate Nelson) was co-written with longtime friend Arthur Bates after reading the advice column in an old edition of Oui magazine. And the outcome is a brilliant single with simple, powerful lyrics like ” Everywhere I go/ I’m reporting from the scene/ of somebody’s/ missed opportunity.”
Lower Dens are currently touring the midwest with Texan post-rock band, Explosions in the Sky, but won’t tag along, unfortunately, to the Boston HOB date, where Julianna Barwick will be opening. So until their next time around, listen and watch “Real Thing” below.