Chrystia Cabral (SPELLLING) has shared the third single from her next album, SPELLLING & the Mystery School, due out August 25 via Sacred Bones. The record reintroduces the backing ensemble that joined Cabral for her most recent full-length, 2021’s The Turning Wheel, and comprises full-band re-recordings of tracks from across Cabral’s career: The original version of today’s track, “Hard To Please (Reprise),” comes from her 2019 breakout LP, Mazy Fly. And it follows the forthcoming record’s joint lead singles, “Cherry” (a rework of “Choke Cherry Horse” from 2017’s Pantheon of Me) and “Under The Sun,” another flipped Mazy Fly cut.
Cabral and Co.’s new rendition of “Hard To Please (Reprise)” is (unsurprisingly) much lusher and groovier than her initial version, a solitary fusion of warped vocals and stretched-out synths.
Through The Looking Glass lineup
Sun Ra Arkestra
Fat Tony (DJ set)
Zachary James Watkins