“Do you ever wonder why you don’t dream about flyin’ no more?” Probably because you haven’t checked out Young & Sick yet. The L.A. multimedia artist released his “Magnolia” 7-inch this week, and it’s the most gloriously swooning digital sauna you’ll soak yourself in this winter. A voice that conjures the gentle crystalline coo of Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor is set against production that synthesizes Autre Ne Veut’s damaged-psyche pop, How To Dress Well’s ethereal R&B, and M83’s big-dreams-big-sky new wave. In other words, he’s familiar yet oh-so otherworldly. Check out “Magnolia” and the equally resplendent B-side “Willow” below.
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