Transient, gorgeous, and thematic, "BDY" is a sexy, smooth, lovelorn blast through electronic, downtempo pop.
The recently released music video for the single nails down the vibe of this dark horse masterpiece. Starting by hurtling through enigmatic waters that grow murkier by the second, speckled with leaves which flicker and caress like shredded gold, vocalist Lauren Day sells the feelings of heartbreak and lust as she radiates inner anguish combined with a sultry appetite for self-acceptance through much of the video. Romantic imagery of late night, after hours trips to the pool for the sake of fleeting youth and ambient desert-scapes with purple hues marking the feel of a new day paint a canvas which marries the melancholy of Day's performance.
The song itself is a sweetly elegant, but bittersweet, electronic R&B groover - tiptoeing around Day's delicacies while selling the minimal, shadowy instrumental at the core of "Bdy."
Together, the pairing of video and single orchestrates a haunting balance not unlike audio-visual feasts from artists like M83 or Beach House and the songwriting talent of pop musicians like Sia. The intertwining of it all creates a provocative experience that lingers in the soul for what feels like unending stretches of time; unending stretched to its most resonant extreme.