Cameroon-born/Brooklyn-based musician Lætitia Tamko is set to release her debut album under the recording alias Vagabon next month. We’ve already heard the first two singles from Infinite Worlds — the equally excellent “Fear & Force” and “The Embers” — and today the recent Artist To Watch honoree has shared the third and possibly best one yet. “Minneapolis” was inspired by a less than ideal flight to Minnesota with an incapable pilot that, according to Tamko, “was flying like an intern,” opening with the descriptive lines, “Holding on to my breath/ As we ascend on to the twin cities.” Her voice soars above a splatting of drums and a kinetic bassline, finding little oft-kilter hooks amongst the emphatic chaos. The most spectacular part is the outro, which twists the punk towards prog and swells gracefully until it collapses into a noisy beehive. “Minneapolis” is further proof of the strength and dynamism of Vagabon’s increasingly essential songwriting. Listen below.
Infinite Worlds is out 2/24 via Father/Daughter Records.