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Scissor Sisters Release Pop-Infused 'Only the Horses'


The first single from the band's upcoming album is a dancey ode to losing yourself with someone you love.

Just in time for summer, The Scissor Sisters are back.

The group's most recent single, "Only the Horses," cites "We Found Love" soundsmith Calvin Harris as a co-producer, and you can easily hear his influence in the song. The pop-tinged "Horses," with its soaring chorus and moderately-fast pace, seems tailor-made for US radio- and club- play.

Despite its pop flavor, however, "Horses" actually features quite a few artistic nuances -- especially in its lyrics. The song seems to be all about crossing boundaries with the person you love: After taking his lover past "the border" and into "the best place [he's] ever been," the narrator insists that "only the horses can bring us back home."

Who knows what "the horses" represent -- I guess the Scissor Sisters are leaving that conclusion up to the listener -- but the whole idea of passing into beautiful, mysterious territory with someone you love is unabashedly romantic.

"Horses" is the latest single from Magic Hour, the Sisters' fourth studio album (set to drop May 28th.) Check out the lyric video here:

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