It was only a matter of time before PC Music began seeping into the major-label world, and now SOPHIE and A. G. Cook’s collaborative project QT has made its debut via XL Recordings. The song was debuted during a show at the Boiler Room in Los Angeles last Friday (which included live sets from Oneohtrix Point Never, Hudson Mohawke, and a solo SOPHIE performance). If you’ve been a fan of this style of music throughout the year, then this will be special for you. Finally bringing together the two figureheads of this sound, it melds the cartoon vocals of SOPHIE’s best tracks, “Lemonade” and “BIPP,” with the bright bubblegummy production of Cook’s best work, such as Hannah Diamond’s “Attachment” and “Pink And Blue.” This is one of the best songs to come from either of these producers. Listen to it and read a typically cryptic statement from them below.
So what, or who, is QT? She’s a sparkling future pop sensation — albeit one who is set to warp and stretch the notion of what a pop star actually is. It’s a drink, or more precisely a brand new Energy Elixir (“where organic and synthetic meet to stimulate an uplifting club sensation”). And it’s a song, a moment — “Hey QT” — which sees these two producers pushing their sound to its very extreme and creating a future anthem in the process.
“Hey QT” is available via XL on Beatport.