NYC-based beatmaker FaltyDL has linked up with producer and vocalist Rosie Lowe to share a lithe, crepuscular love song in "Drugs." The track was premiered on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 radio show on Apple Music today, and finds the pair etching out a skeletal kind of downtempo R&B. Using stripped-back clouds of synth to create a contrail of harmony, it lyrically and tonally conveys implicit agony as much as bliss.
"I first came across Rosie Lowe's voice on a remix I did for Dels a few years ago," FaltyDL said in the press release. "I liked it so much I made a loop of her voice and played it for seven minutes: that was pretty much the remix. So we tried a few times at a collaboration after I remixed a song on her last album ['Who's That Girl'] but nothing clicked. Then one day the stars aligned and 'Drugs' almost wrote itself. Rosie is such a pro I am in awe of her innate talent that seems to ooze so naturally from her performance. I hope to continue to work with her for a long time."
For FaltyDL's edition of THUMP's Crate Expectations, he got "really fucking real" and told us the first (children's) song he ever loved.
The track will be released via the artist's own Blueberry Records, available to purchase on iTunes at midnight EST tonight, and on all streaming platforms starting next week.