"BTSTU (edit)"

  • Jai Paul
  • "BTSTU (edit)"

"Don't fuck with me," coos this 22-year-old in a parched Smokey Robinson falsetto, until a dirty, throbbing synth pulse sweeps in, rendering more nuanced emotion unintelligible. It's the first single from a U.K. laptop-rocking soulman (see: James Blake) whose forthcoming LP should melt both hearts and brains.

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