Purity Ring have been relatively quiet since the release of their 2012 debut Shrines, aside from some guest spots on tracks from Danny Brown and Jon Hopkins. They’ve just shared their first new song since the release of their debut — it’s called “Push Pull” and it’s our first taste of their forthcoming sophomore album. As someone who happened to revisit their debut recently, it holds up really well, and this song is the next logical step: a little bigger and less murky, but still otherworldly and hauntingly beautiful. Corin Roddick’s production is cascading and punchy, and the lyrics hold onto the same esoteric romanticism that made Shrines so special: “You push and you pull, but you’d never know/ I crept up in you and I wouldn’t let go.” Listen below.
Purity Ring’s sophomore album is expected out next year on 4AD.