After a relatively quiet year in 2016, Hundred Waters have returned with an electrifying new single, “Particle,” from their upcoming third album. The album has not been given a title or release date, but it will be released on Skrillex’s label, OWSLA.
Opening with Nicole Miglis’s breathy falsetto vocals, she softly sings, “I’m only a particle / A drop in you, forever dissolving.” Wobbly synth notes dance in the backdrop like a drunken melody, as a moody bass line drones beneath driving electronic beats. Miglis’s lyrics are a mouthful of words, almost as if she’s rapping, but in a hushed pop tone: “Always an arm’s length away / But one of us is changing / Read between the lines / Don’t ask me to repeat it.” The track grows to a dance-inflected climax, highlighted by beautiful vocal harmonies. “Particle” is an extension of the band’s feathery electronic pop sound.
Last year, the group shared a remix of their song “Show Me Love” featuring an all-star cast: Skrillex, Chance the Rapper, Moses Sumney, and Rhye’s Robin Hannibal. They also shared a minimal, detuned, soulful tribute to David Bowie after his passing, entitled “Forgive Me For Giving Up.”
in 2015, Hundred Waters released the lovely electronic pop album, The Moon Rang Like A Bell, to generally favorable reviews. It featured the singles “Down From The Rafters” and “Cavity” — both of which drew on the band’s emotional, experimental sound.
Later this month, the band will perform at FORM Arcosanti, a festival they curate with Moses Sumney. The lineup features several impressive acts, such as Solange, James Blake, Skrillex, Father John Misty, and more.
“Particle” is available as a free download on the band’s website in exchange for a follow on one of their social media pages. Check out “Particle” and stay tuned for more details about their forthcoming album.