U.K. electronic duo Darkstar and Brooklyn-based producer and singer-songwriter Empress Of–who last year dropped the fantastic albums Foam Island and Me, respectively–just released a collaborative single called “Reformer.” Lorely Rodriguez elevates the instrumental with her alluring vocal presence, delivering impressive, melismatic lines like “When it burns, it’s love,” to this ghoulish trap jam.
Read a statement from Darkstar about “Reformer”:
A few months ago Lorely (Empress Of) came to our studio in London and took a beat called ‘Fuck Waiting’. The beat was part of Foam Island but missed the cut as we couldn’t finish a topline. Lorely sent a rough demo the next evening which we thought worked perfectly. The track is one of the most immediate things we’ve done in a while and Lorely has done an amazing job. It’s been a pleasure collaborating with her.
Stream the full version of “Reformer” via Spotify: