Norwegian-born duo Lemaitre, made up of members Ulrik Denizou Lund and Ketil Jansen, are back with their new single "Higher." The track, featuring a surprisingly loud bass-line to contrast the velvety vocals from Maty Noyes (who was heard on The Weeknd's "Angel" and Kygo's "Stay"), is the perfect song to kick off the Summer season.
The song is the newest single released from Lemaitre's new album, Chapter One, which is set to be release on June 2. Fans who pre-order the album here will instantly receive a free download of "Higher." The album tracklist consists of the duo's most prominent songs to date, beginning with "Blue Shift" and "Strobes Pt. 2" from the duo's very first EP, 2010s The Friendly Sound, and including highlights such as "The End," "Continuum" and "Cut to Black" from Lemaitre's Relativity series of EPs.
NPR Music recently hailed "Playing To Lose," also featured on the album, as one of the "Songs We Love" noting, "The song is about someone looking for love in all the wrong places, but Lemaitre makes the dreary topic surprisingly optimistic. Weaving together heavy drums, hopeful hooks and guest vocalist Stanaj's fluttering falsetto, they capture the highs and lows of intimacy, culminating in a rousing chorus that swells around and around again."
Coucheron's never-before-released remix of "Playing To Lose" is included on Chapter One, in addition to the original version. Here's the full tracklist:
- Cut To Black
- Closer feat. Jennie A.
- Higher feat. Maty Noyes
- Blue Shift
- Stepping Stone feat. Mark Johns
- Time To Realize
- We Got U feat. The Knocks
- Last Night On Earth
- Playing To Lose feat. Stanaj
- Strobes Pt 2
- High Tide
- The End
- Playing To Lose feat. Stanaj (Coucheron Remix)
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