While you probably still find Top 40 radio as incessant and poorly programmed as its ever been, the shifting landscape of pop music and the exciting action potential that seems to exist at all times has made the future seem less restricting and monotone.
Add Southern California duo XYLØ to the list of acts to watch in 2015. Debut single “America,” a bit of dark pop that feels like a shimmering funeral march, slow, deliberate, and thoughtfully produced. Traces of Broods and Lana Del Rey dot its DNA, but singer Paige Duddy’s voice is its own pretty, wispy instrument, giving “America” a certain hypnotic quality. Listen below.