Bo Rocha is a brand new producer and vocalist who's just emerged seemingly from the ether with a striking new electronic pop excursion called "Tangerine Flake." Though she's from London, her lyrics deal with American themes—the song title comes from a Tom Wolfe essay about customized cars in 1960s L.A. With its smooth digital textures and peppering of sharp but delicate percussion, "Tangerine Flake" rejuvenates the tropes of the driving song. But even though she's drawing on classic images, her sound is unmistakably modern. She told The FADER about the idea behind the song: "I wanted to fetishize and capture—kinda like a photographer would—that moment when you commit, in your head, to gambling on something that could make or fuck absolutely everything."
February 19, 2015