We named Wild Belle as one of the artists to watch in 2013, and now it’s time to see if they will live up to expectations or let us down and spark a downward spiral of depression and heavy drug use for the remainder of this ugly year. Let’s hope for the best!

This is the duo’s debut album, Isles. At its core, it’s a pop album, but you’ll hear the pair delve into some reggae, funk, afrobeat, jazz, and other wordly sounds that make this far more interesting than your typical batch of synthy computer-generated beats and simulated handclaps.

Isles is out March 12. Buy the album here.

(The Key)