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.