If you too find yourself weak at the knees over listening to the kind of synth-pop that’s dually retro and futuristic, then the new single “Come Back” from Frankie Rose is going to blow you away. It’s the third song the Brooklyn artist has shared from their forthcoming album Love as Projection. The latest in a long line of stellar albums from the former member of Vivian Girls, Crystal Stilts, and Dum Dum Girls.
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On “Come Back,” she pushes her new fascination with creating rampant synth-pop soundscapes into lightspeed. The track dazzles with thrilling synthesizer flourishes that corkscrew around Rose’s gleaming and iridescent vocals. Full of longing and euphoric nostalgia, “Come Back” is a scintillating piece of polished electro-pop that signals the already storied artist’s ability to tap into a vibrant new world of music.
Six years after the release of her last album Cage Tropical she’s returned with a redefining new sound — one awash in superbly sublime electronica. If you’re a fan of bands like Electric Youth and M83, then you’re going to seriously love this new chapter for Frankie Rose.
If “Come Back” scratched an itch for dreamily lush creations then you absolutely need to check out the other two singles that have been shared from Love as Projection. Album opener “Sixteen Ways” carries a thread of eerie new wave, opening as a twinkling and ruminative collection of shimmering electronica. But when the beat kicks in the melody morphs into an ever-accelerating and spiraling anthem. Then there’s “Anything,” a track that twists Rose’s vocals into this riveting echo that bounces along to the glimpses of her post-punk roots that crop up throughout.
Frankie Rose will be playing Union Pool in New York on Mar. 11 for her record release show. Keep an eye out for more dates coming soon!
Love as Projection the new album from Frankie Rose is out on Mar. 10 via Slumberland, pre-order it here.
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Words: Steven Ward
Listen to “Come Back” the new single from Frankie Rose below!