The strengths of “Look the Other Way,” the new single from London-via-Denmark singer/songwriter Marie Dahlstrøm, lie equally in the three parts that make the whole: Dahlstrøm’s forthright, slightly heavy-hearted lyrics, Brighton’s Sophie Faith powerful backing, and D.K. The Punisher’s production. The latter is slick but precarious, and uses delicate synthwork and percussion that accentuate the general neuroticism of the track’s atmosphere, vividly painted by the singers. In the end, the single sounds equal parts ’90s R&B and contemporary alternative soul.
Marie Dahlstrøm will be coming back with an EP later this summer. For now, listen to “Look the Other Way” below: