White Sea’s ‘Prague’ Gives Dream-Pop a Modern Strut
Morgan Kibby first found her way into our music libraries via her keyboard and vocal work on M83’s ‘Saturday=Youth’ and ‘Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming’ albums. M83 commander-in-chief Anthony Gonzalez discovered the Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter on MySpace and fell in love with her ethereal synth work and singing style.
Now recording as White Sea, Kibby has just released a track called ‘Prague’ which serves as an appetizer for her forthcoming debut album, due out on Crush Music this spring. The album follows 2010’s ‘This Frontier’ EP and Kibby’s remix work for the likes of Britney Spears, School of Seven Bells and Active Child.
‘Prague’ retains some of the synthy, dream-pop-like qualities of her work with Gonzalez, but the song also has a modern R&B strut to its rhythms, most notably during its verse sections. With Kibby’s multi-layered vocals riding most of the track and fuzzed-out bass crashing through its chorus, ‘Prague’ sounds like a million bucks.