You can hear the traces of tour-mate Jamie Woon in young London artist Royce Wood Junior's voice; not to mention the other Londoners he's worked with lately, including Kwabs and Rosie Lowe. Inflected with the same kind of electronic shimmer and wonky emotion, his latest single "Clanky Love"—taken from his upcoming debut album The Ashen Tang, out later this month on 37 Adventures—slides right into the canon of soulful pop coming out of London right now. "It's a happy song about death," Royce tells The FADER, explaining the song's jaunty angles. "It's about having humble aspirations, hoping that when you're gone, you might get a park bench sign out of it…”
Those humble aspirations get a lot bigger and brighter in the hands of Warp artist Jamie Lidell, who brings the track right up to date for the summer with his Klankenzeit dub. Listen exclusively via the player below, and turn it right up.