So Insane is a meeting of minds between Vampire Weekend’s Rostam and Wes from Ra Ra Riot. It sounds like one of the evangelical moments from the former’s debut album, with a heavy debt to electro eighties pop. It stops and starts and heads off in different directions so many times it sounds like a remix in itself. It should be interesting to see what some remixers make of this. The song is intriguing and worth a few listens, if only to see whether it grabs you eventually. It’s not as immediate as Rostam’s other band, but side projects ought to have a different spin, and it’s fun to see him experimenting.
So Insane is released on XL Recordings on July 20th
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