Illuminati Hotties – “Patience”

The release of Illuminati Hotties’ debut album, Kill Yr Frenemies, is still a couple weeks out, but we’ve been feasting on singles for a while now. So far, we’ve heard “(You’re Better) Than Ever,” “Cuff,” and “Paying Off the Happiness” from it, and today we get another one, “Patience.” It’s the sort of song that personifies its title, starting off slow and a little muted before the payoff kicks in. Sarah Tudzin uses that compositional trick to craft a track that ebbs-and-flows, the tension and release driving the song to sparkling heights. “My lesson’s in the lines/ Try me one more time/ I’m damaged by design,” she sings in the chorus. Listen to it via NPR below.

Kill Yr Frenemies is out 5/11 via Tiny Engines. Pre-order it here.