You might not be too familiar with Plaster Cast, but if you keep up with our Songs You Need In Your Life feature, the name might ring a bell: we stuck the dreamy, Adele-sampling “Sunless” on that list last May. Now, Plaster Cast—the solo project of Alex Rajabi, who used to go by Malta—is back with a new single.
The hazily propulsive "Gravity," which features a cryptic Rich Homie Quan sample, is carried by its only line, sung gorgeously by Rajabi's friend Michaela Wilson: any other man would have run away, but he stayed. The eccentric sound reels you in, and before you know it, your shoulders are pumping by themselves.
"Gravity is an intersection between the two worlds of music I identify with the most: electronic and hip-hop," Rajabi told The FADER via email. "It’s a dance record with a lot of emotion. I believe going into greater detail won’t give the necessary room for the listener to properly explore and define it within the context of his or her own life." Plaster Cast will release an EP called Permanence on March 4th via the consistently killer DIY label, Zoom Lens.