LSD isn’t only a synthetic crystalline compound — it’s also the charmingly psychedelic supertrio made up of Labrinth, Sia, and Diplo. They released a new single called “Thunderclouds,” a dreamy combination of downtempo genres that intertwine and combine into an uplifting lyrical paradox, turning dark skies into island pop merriment.
Sia shared a psychedelic cartoon snippet in anticipation for the full-length single, continuing the branding from their previous music video for “Audio” and “Genius.” The group’s third single takes a different direction from their more electronic predecessors. Island melodies, half-time beats, casual guitar, and a romantic dance between the two vocal protagonists give weight to the song’s narrative structure and listenability. There’s a sense of nostalgia from the minimal arrangement and cabaret rock canvas. Vocals from Sia and Labrinth carry the project for most of the track. A pristine end-of-the-summer song in what might be a chart climber for LSD.
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