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5 & A Dime – Flying High (feat. Yashar Gasanov)

This new one from 5 & A Dime gives me The Knife vibes which is about the highest compliment I could give a song. It has a cold, sparse atmosphere that feels sonically soaked in deep blue hues alongside a strangely body-swaying groove. The trappy percussion is a super nice touch that gives the song a contemporary flair and makes its listening potential versatile – it would sound as natural on a pair of quality headphones at night as it would cruising through the city at night with a car packed full of friends.

The artwork for this single is also killer. The sleek, futuristic approach is fitting as it complements an array of sounds that feel of this world yet ahead of the curve – it looks like it’s straight out of Mass Effect or 2001: A Space Odyssey (5 & A Dime really seems to have his finger on the pulse of all my favorite things). From top to bottom, I’ve found the first frontrunner for my favorite song of the new year. I look forward to many months of spinning “Flying High” on repeat.