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Song You Need: LSDXOXO and Eartheater’s tender ode to vampiric love

Because the Could 2021 launch of his breakout crossover EP Dedicated 2 Disrespect, Raushaan Glasgow (LSDXOXO) has been jet-setting across Europe as a DJ, getting his fledgling label and “pleasure-loving” occasion advertising firm Floorgasm on the highway and dropping a remix of the tape in March. He’s also been operating on a totally refurbished live established, which he’ll premier this Friday at Sónar 2022 in Barcelona, and his debut LP, title and launch day TBA. The Philadelphia-born, Berlin-centered producer and — extra a short while ago — singer place out “DRaiN,” his very first giving from the report, in April. And these days, he’s giving the world it is 2nd flavor in “Demons,” a duet with Ridgewood, Queens’ resident art-pop siren, Eartheater.

The new track is a scarce uptempo ballad that finds Glasgow harmonizing at the rear of his individual quavering direct vocal, atop a techno drum equipment sped up to Baltimore club velocity and an oozing, ominous synth mattress. “Baby when you get the shape of a demon / I can truly feel motivation teethin’ / Slide into my black hole heart, sink your tooth in / Changin’ all the things I believe in,” he sings, describing an infatuation so extreme it verges on the sinister. Eartheater joins later on, delivering her side of the tale — “I sense like a overseas sacrificial lamb” — in breathy, sonorous tones.

“Demons is an ode to dark, all-consuming enjoy,” Glasgow describes. “The exchange that requires put among two passionate lovers can be fairly vampiric. Is that so negative, if it’s what each events drive?”

In the video clip, directed by Eartheater, the duo collide consistently in many rooms across a burning metropolis, their bodies starting to be 1 in a symbolic ritual of mutually damaging lovemaking. Watch it under.