Building on the success of their lovely 2014 self-titled debut, Vancouver-based dreampop duo Mu have announced plans for the followup, Mu II, arriving February 12. And with this good news, they have shared the project's first single: "Debauchery."
Synth and nostalgia soaked, it finds Francesca Belcourt and Brittney Rand weaving delicate harmonies about kids these days. “'Debauchery,'" they explained in an email to The FADER, "is a song that addresses all that is depraved, magical, and tempestuous about the 'in-between’ years and coming of age in an era obsessed with itself. Seemingly caught in a perpetual reflection of one’s self upon one’s self, the song is an observation of the eventual loss of meaning, human fondness, and clarity often consigned to oblivion. The mirror is us, and always only us."
Debauchery, they come to conclude, ain't what it used to be.
Hear "Debauchery" below; Mu II is out February 12.