Say Lou Lou - "Games For Girls"

It’s always fun when Norwegian space-disco wizard Hans-Peter Lindstrøm emerges from his velvet-coated underground planetarium (which is where I imagine Lindstrøm lives) and gives us something that even vaguely resembles pop music. He’s now done that for Say Lou Lou, the Swedish/Australian festival-pop duo, teaming up with them on their new single “Games For Girls.” The combination is a powerful one. Lindstrøm’s production is typically earthshaking, but Say Lou Lou have given it a playful double-dutch melody, and it all just works together. The song will reportedly show up on Say Lou Lou’s debut album Lucid Dreaming, which is out next year, and you can hear it below.

(via Pitchfork)

The “Games For Girls” single is out 10/12 on Columbia, and Lucid Dreaming is out 2/2 of next year.

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  1. I’ve been a fan of Say Lou Lou ever since a friend showed me “Julian” and it just about broke my heart. To this day that song can make me tear up when I hear it. She sings it so pleadingly. The “I’m in your arms!” part in particular devastates me, it’s like the opposite of Chairlift’s “I Belong in Your Arms”—love as deep and new as it is utterly doomed. Whatever optimism you choose to hear in her voice is futile; you know the title character’s not going to make it.

    It’s great to see them collaborating with Lindstrøm; in all honesty, I’m surprised this didn’t happen sooner. Their dream-pop-goes-to-the-disco sound is right up his alley.

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