If you’ve been frequenting these pages for the last two or so years, you’ve likely run into the name George Maple at sometime or another. The Australian stalwart has been the talk of the town since she appeared on Flume‘s smash single “Bring You Down” in late 2012, and has since extended that portfolio to include collaborations with Snakehips, Kwes and Kilo Kish. As dangerous as she is a collaborator, though, I’d be an injustice to overlook her solo material—particularly, because there isn’t much of it… well, just yet.
With the release of “Talk Talk”—Maple’s Future Classic debut and her first single in over a year—the prospect of new music is becoming more readily apparent. While this pulsating electronic number isn’t a far stretch from her previous releases, it’s a further exploration of Maple’s self-described “Future Pop.” The swelling synths, dampened beats and understated vocals present a welcome approach to music making very few pop artists have unearthed before.