You say you want to get so high / Breathe me in like air, coos 20-year-old Ohio singer/songwriter Alina Baraz on "Fantasy," a collaboration with Danish producer Galimatias that starts out as a sultry slow jam complete with gently undulating tones. Then, in the blink of an eye, a lil tropical vibe tiptoes in, lending some swing to the proceedings. It's that surprise switch-up that gives the song life—Galimatias' sonic tics appear to playfully dance around Baraz like animated creatures—and elevates it above drive-time joint to something worth keeping an eye on. "Fantasy" is taken from the duo's forthcoming joint EP Urban Flora, due out later this fall.
September 24, 2014