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New ELLEH: Anthems Part 2

Today in “catching up on releases from the summer,” Tokyo duo ELLEH shared Anthems Part 2 in late August, building on the sad boy disco of the first installment in the series. If Anthems Part 1 dwelled mainly on the downtrodden side of their dance-pop, Part 2 adds a little hope to the mix via “I Can Be Your Best Friend’s” optimistic strut, the collection’s finest moment and the pair’s best song to date. The rest, meanwhile, is more downcast, even in moments of escape — “Space To Dance” exists on the floor, but the self-ripping lyrics and icy groove are all doubt, while “Ghost” mines unrequited love over a sprightly disco bob. Get it here, or listen below.