The first single off Fatal Jamz's forthcoming full-length, premiering today, is "Jean Paul Gaultier," a dreamy gem that, through lush overlays of gorgeous, ABBA-reminiscent melodies, pays homage to high style of the late '70s. When frontman Marion Belle sings the song's ecstatic chorus, There was something in the air/ it was the time of the innocent love affair, he sounds like a wistful, pop-enthused David Bowie, and it's thrilling.
"Pop songs for me are like legends, or Greek tragedies that keep my demons at bay and give me more to live for," Belle wrote in a note to The FADER. "'Jean Paul Gaultier' is not actually about a fashion designer or clothes but a sense of time and place that’s sacred. It was written in my apartment in Los Feliz and recorded at The Penthouse with Nicholas Allen Johns." Listen below.