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New Pelican: Nagatsuta

The lead single didn’t capture all the different directions this one would go. Pelican’s Nagatsuta opens with two slabs of crunch electro-rap — including the linked “From Japan” — but it doesn’t take long for Pelican to swing off into all sorts of different directions. “Myth Scat” introduces a 2-step beat for her to bob over, while she covers a glistening C-Side Sea Site track. She then pinballs around juke and even appears on a noodle-like disco number. Whatever the situation, Pelican adjust accordingly, and the end result is a nice bit of chameleon pop with a touch of the wonky side. Get it here, or listen below.