Rising DJ duo The Soundmen has been working for a year on their forthcoming project with a mysterious, smoky Toronto singer named Michaela Renee. We were first introduced to the Seattle-based pair on the airy tropical track, “Bermuda,” which featured Avan Lava frontman and falsetto dreamboat TC Hennes. Now, “Golden Skin” serves as a standout followup, drenched in relaxed, lo-fi production.
According to Scott Durday, one half of The Soundmen, the two discovered Renee via Soundcloud and immediately fell in love with her subtle, experimental demos. This low-key sound effortlessly translates through, “Golden Skin,” as Renee’s nonchalant vocals flutter casually above the duo’s sparse, glistening instrumental. She seductively coos alluring lines like, “Touch me with your golden skin,” in a fuzzy near-whisper that’s absolutely undeniable. We’re anxious to see how this collaboration will manifest throughout 2015—more, please, more!