Fluttering synths at the beginning of Lostboycrow’s “Talk Back To Me” hint at oncoming chaos, but before the 30-second mark, it all clears up and the song transforms with crisp production and sleek vocals. Electronic splashes convey an underlying tension, and Lostboycrow’s voice maintains the balance between discord and control.

“Wherever there is strong, genuine feeling—be it anger, euphoria, sadness, desire—there is vulnerability,” explains the Los Angeles artist. “‘Talk Back To Me’ is about experiencing all the above with someone so quickly due to circumstance. It’s about needing. In the art of seduction and in the pain of unrequited love.”

“Talk Back to Me” is produced by Sexy Electric and Jon Costelli. The song arrives as LBC readies for an upcoming show with Hayley Kiyoko this Friday at The Lyric Theater in Los Angeles.

Find more from Lostboycrow on SoundCloud.