Say Lou Lou – Beloved (single) (à Deux Records / Columbia / Sony)


Well, well, well November, it appears, is the month for amazing female-fronted music. First it was Lionface, then Truly Ford, then Avec Sans, and now the brilliant new single from Say Lou Lou entitled “Beloved”.

“Beloved” is in fact one of two tracks that make up the upcoming double A-side single, ‘Better In The Dark / Beloved’.

Back in April we reviewed the electro-pop act’s single “Julian”, which followed the duo’s debut single “Maybe You” released on French label Kitsuné  back in August 2012.

Now the Australian/Swedish twins, Elektra and Miranda Kilbey, are about to release their sweetest slice of synthpop yet.

Set against a lush backdrop of moody, atmospheric synths and backed by a mid-paced 4/4 electro beat, on “Beloved” we’re treated to Say Lou Lou’s finely tuned songcraft.

Very much in the vein of Au Revoir Simone, though the song’s chorus is laced with hints of melancholy, the hushed vocal melodies are immediate and irresistible.

“Beloved” is tour de force synthpop.

Say Lou Lou’s full length album will be released in 2014 while the double A-side single ‘Better In The Dark / Beloved’ will be released on 25 November, 2013 digitally as well as a limited edition 7″.

Track listing for the single:

1. Better In The Dark
2. Beloved
3. Better In The Dark (@tigerandwoods remix)
4. Better In The Dark (Hygrade remix)
5. Better In The Dark (@Andrea-music remix)

Listen to “Beloved” below: