A sharp, sugary tang. The rush of bubbles up the nose. That fizzy feeling. "LEMONADE" is the first new song we've heard from UK producer SOPHIE since last year's universally praised "BIPP" and "ELLE," and it does exactly what it says on the tin. With that teeth-grindingly hyper chorus, it's closer to something you could imagine he's writing for J-pop superstar Kyary Pamyu Pamyu but it's the poker-faced candy boys, cuh, cuh, candy boys that follows that gives the track its tension. At under two minutes, it's all over in a flash but the aftertaste lingers like Haribo Tangfastics: a sweet 'n' sour sugar crash that fogs up the brain, then has you dipping back in to kick your system back into gear. If that doesn't chime with how we live our online lives in these latest of late capitalism days, then gah, I dunno. Numbers will release "Lemonade" on vinyl and digital on August 4th, along with a B-side called "Hard." Peep SOPHIE's US and UK tour dates after the beeps.
Aug 2 - Visions Festival [tickets] - London, UK
Aug 8 - Club Nokia [SOLD OUT] - Los Angeles, CA *
Aug 9 - Hacienda Beach Club’s Splash House Festival [tickets] - Palm Springs, CA
Aug 9 - Club Nokia [SOLD OUT] - Los Angeles, CA *
Aug 11 - Club Nokia [SOLD OUT] - Los Angeles, CA * @
Aug 31 - The Last Big Weekend [tickets] - Glasgow, UK !
Sep 6 - MoMA PS1 Warm Up [tickets] - Long Island City, NY #
Sep 12 - Gorilla vs Bear IV at Granada Theater [tickets] - Dallas, TX !
* with Flume
@ with The Range
! curated by Numbers and Optimo
# with Evian Christ, Lone, Forest Swords
! with Panda Bear, Ejecta, Doss, Blues Control