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Horsey are embroiled in sweaty infatuation on the jazzy and ragged “Lagoon”

London upstarts Horsey are releasing their debut album Debonair at the end of next month, and we’ve already heard the childhood-evoking “Sippy Cup” and the King Krule-featuring “Seahorse”, but today comes a new prospect: “Lagoon”.

Having already proven their dextrousness on their previous singles, Horsey open up yet another new avenue with the jazz-inflected and loved-up “Lagoon”. Although, this is love done the Horsey way, as evidenced by the opening synonym: “Eyes like a lagoon / Body like a 2 months old balloon / As we lay here like a spoon next to a spoon” – and it only gets more idiosyncratic from there. Amped on romance-induced excitement throughout, “Lagoon” veers from nervous (“if I could turn these sweaty palms to ragged claws”) to fantastical (“we could go anywhere at all”), and they sonically mirror this by swaying from loungey piano to hand-drum rhythms to jagged guitar blasts – not to mention a brief aside into aquatic ambience. That it all hangs together beautifully – thrillingly, even – and manages to be overwhelmingly charming at the same time is testament to Horsey’s chemistry, creativity and uniqueness.

Listen to “Lagoon” below or find it on streaming platforms.

Horsey’s debut album Debonair arrives on July 30 through untitled (recs). You can find the band on Bandcamp, Facebook and Instagram.