Out this April via Secret City Records, Braids’ upcoming Shadow Offering LP was produced by Death Cab For Cutie‘s Chris Walla. Pushing the band out of their comfort zone, Walla worked to both break and unified the band’s dynamic, unearthing individual creative energy. Now available is the advance single “Young Buck.” According to singer Raphaelle Standell-Preston, “We wrote this song to capture the nervous anticipation of desire, the delicate chase of seduction, the highs and lows of obsession, and the humour in between. To want to possess someone, make them desire you, fall for you, only to learn that to lust is not to love.”
According to Stereogum,”it’s a playful electronic jaunt that toys around with concepts of love, lust, and possession. Raphaelle Standell-Preston begins the music video by cackling, then sings lines like, ‘Shook my foundation/ Young buck 22-year-old who treats me badly/ The blaring example of what I am drawn towards/ And should strongly move away from.’ The song’s gargantuan hook: “It’s seeming so hard/ To ever be loved by you.” Hear it, via Stereogum’s album announcement, right here.