Sounds Like: The soundtrack to an Eighties science-fiction-fantasy-romance-drama. Particularly, the slow-motion sex scene.
For Fans Of: M83, Kate Bush, beds with gauzy white curtains
Why You Should Pay Attention: In Cold Blood is Morgan Kibby's debut album as White Sea, but she's already received accolades for her work as a touring member and frequent collaborator with M83. She co-wrote three songs on the band's 2011 album Hurry Up, We're Dreaming, including "Midnight City," which sold 920,000 downloads in the U.S. and garnered Kibb got her first Grammy nomination. Fans of M83 will love the futuristic and cinematic drama of White Sea's instrumental arrangements, soaring voices, and crashing bells. But this is a break-up-and-rebound record at its core. On songs like "For My Love," she and her lover sound like they're either separated by a few time zones or exist in different dimensions, but everything comes crashing down when she notes one of their reasons for separating: "But you just want that pussy."
She Says: "I love drama. I come from a theater background and high emotion and a penchant for showmanship are in the fiber of my being. "For My Love" is truly a mishmash of things thematically though. It's first about losing someone, the repeated empty actions that happen after intense loss, and then it becomes about a tearful, giving of oneself to someone new. That new, open and joyous lust that happens in a honeymoon period. It's also got an underlying feeling of desperation which is a huge theme in the album. I don't think there was a song I sang that, at some point, I didn't cry while recording."
Hear for Yourself: Press play on the epic and ardent "They Don't Know." Then climb onto a car roof to stare at the stars. JESSICA SUAREZ