“Why Even Try” is the first sample from Theophilus London’s upcoming EP Lovers Holiday. It’s five songs long, and will also include five short stories. “Modern love” is the theme of this song, as well as the stories and the rest of the EP. Sara Quin and London duet over Prince-like echoing snare and wiggling synths. Their boy/girl chorus is surprisingly cooing and sexy. London practices what he preaches, too — he’s playing a Valentine’s Day show at Music Hall of Williamsburg, and he’s promised to marry any couples in attendance. Listen:
Theophilus London – “Why Even Try” (Feat. Sara Quin)
Lover’s Holiday is out 2/8.