If, somehow, you’re still looking for a laid-back summer jam, look no further. Disco-pop wizard Adam Bainbridge (aka Kindness) just dropped the first track and leading single off of his upcoming sophomore album, Otherness, and it oozes summertime cool.
“World Restart” is an intoxicating marriage of contrasting aesthetics: Ade and Kelela’s smooth and soul-filled vocals are backed by a horn section befitting St. Vincent and David Byrne. Twinkling drums and gut-deep bass lines gives the piece a gauzy heat, like a live band in the back corner of a smoke-filled room.
Keep an eye out for Bainbridge’s newest record, which will feature collaborations with Blood Orange’s Devonté Hynes, Tawiah, Robyn and more, out via Female Energy (Bainbridge’s own label) on February 12. In the meantime, roll the windows down and groove to “World Restart.”