Side A: Metal
Side B: Overheat
Metal, an ode to the cross-genre love affair, captures the inscrutable magic of a post-remix femme fatale with cut and paste imagery that moves through taunts and barks into a large, echoing rally cry. Delivered over headbanging android beats covered in shuddering synth, Metal builds spasmodically with bass and hand claps into a chorus of trance punk, releasing temporarily for a tight electric guitar breakdown before returning to the mayhem.
As counterpart, the Bonnie and Clyde romance Overheat uses filtered waves and warm bouncing synth over steady minimalist beats and spiraling hooks to spin a cautionary tale narrated over mesmerizing dance pop.