As my Muusers may already know, I’m a massive fan of both Kaskade and his side outfit, Late Night Alumni. Lush dream-pop? Always and forever, please!
Today the band released “It’s Not Happening,” the lead single from their third studio album Haunted, which is due out on February 8. (LISTEN)
While the song’s skittering trip-hop beat is slightly more uptempo than the band’s usual output, the warm, setting sun electronica wisps and hazy blips of electronica recall the classic work of Late Night Alumni. “It’s Not Happening” is an invigorating groove, fit to set the mood at the swankiest of lounges or that trendy French bistro downtown.
Along with the original, the single’s release also comes bundled on iTunes with a remix by Kaskade, which takes the original and adds a jagged, progressive house beat on top. “It’s not happening, it’s not happening,” Becky Jean Williams sugary-sweet voice echoes on repeat above a steadily climbing beat.
But by the time the beat crashes at 3 minutes in, you’ll know quite well: It’s happening, indeed.
“It’s Not Happening” was released on January 11. (iTunes)