In today's episode of unreal new releases, Zane Lowe has premiered a new track from Lila Drew and Goldlink called "faded/2am".
"faded/2am" is a showcase in genre-fusing; the pop-tinged melody line is married with R&B and hip-hop. The electric guitar adds a bit of rock instrumentation. Lila Drew's honeyed vocal and Goldlink's masterfully-paced verse sit perfectly together while remaining in stark contrast.
Lyrically relatable and clever, Drew speaks to her shy nature in the lines "I'll always be sober, and I can come off as a loner." Her music is autobiographical, and "faded/2am" is about growing up, losing innocence and that quiet space in the middle of the night when, finally alone, you're confronted with your darkest thoughts.