Ryan Hemsworth & Lucas - "Angel"
Ryan Hemsworth stepped in for a special guest appearance on his Secret Songs series, and it's a doozy. "Angel" is off Hemsworth's upcoming collaboration with Seattle producer Lucas, Taking Flight. As the two titles indicate, this one's all about the ascension—an airy beats glides over distorted percussion, the latter's rough edges sanded down by some truly heavenly vocal harmonies.
It's the first time Hemsworth has premiered new music via Secret Songs, and here's hoping it starts a trend. The description claims "Angel" was inspired by "childhood and pop punk," which is also a pretty apt way of describing Hemsworth in general. More, please.—Graham Corrigan