New Zealand singer Andrew Keoghan’s background in opera and jazz certainly informs the sound of his recent “Stuck In Melodies.” But the eerie electronic ballad, which will appear on Keoghan’s forthcoming Every Orchid Offering, exists in a stylistic space of its own. If anything, it reminds me of David Bowie’s similarly genreless ★ or the work of Kirin J Callinan, but possessed by an exquisite chamber-pop grace befitting Grizzly Bear or Dirty Projectors. This thing is a gorgeous piece of music, and director Will Joines’ video, featuring actress Mitzi Akaha, renders it significantly creepier. Watch below.
Every Orchid Offering is due out later this year and features guest spots from Hollie Fullbrook (Tiny Ruins), Chelsea Nikkel (Princess Chelsea), the Ruby Suns, Phoenix Foundation, and Lawrence Arabia.