New Music To Know This Week: Chika Came To Party, Emily Lind Gets Dark & More

There’s a touch of a “Pumped Up Kicks” vibe to the melody of this song, but I am into it. And, even more so, I am into Hale’s deadpan voice. There’s a moment as the pre-chorus kicks in when the whole track lifts, thanks to a Burt Bacharach-inspired string part, and it brings her voice with it, that makes the promise of what’s to come with her abundantly clear. I’d like to be listening to this song with the windows down in Palm Springs, CA right now.