Today, 18+ have returned with their brand new single ‘Drama‘, taken from their forthcoming album COLLECT, out May 20th via Houndstooth.
Spanning 13 tracks, COLLECT explores the duo’s aggressive evolution as musicians. Frequently radical and genre-defying, together Justin and Samia have produced their most ambitious and powerful work to date. On COLLECT, the duo explore the relationship of public vs private in a more invasive style, exemplified by the sampling of phone calls and personal field recordings intertwined between tracks.
First listen track ‘Drama’ shows an explosive return, with the pair’s drawling, haze-soaked vocal hooks and layered bridges of production; it’s distorted pop perfection and the result is sonically original, unlike anything else currently available.
Recorded collaboratively between Justin and Samia’s respective Berlin and Honolulu residences, the album is a product of their physical geographical distance and autobiographical individual growth: the fragmented meeting of displaced minds, reflecting on the way we now interact in a variety of contexts, from platonic, to professional, to economic.