Torraine Futurum Drops Two Ferocious Love Songs

Photography: Lia Clay

Lifted off her forthcoming album Miles From Heaven, Torraine Futurum shared today two new singles, both of which offer completely different sounds from the rising New York-based musician. Beyond writing all original lyrics herself, Futurum also independently produced each track with additional production from longtime collaborator Wyatt Bertz

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The first, "Key Party," is an electronic celebration of polyamory, featuring a sample from the 2000 docudrama Dirty Pictures about controversy surrounding Robert Mapplethorpe's sadomasochistic photography. "Don’t trip on who she loving/ Go out and fuck on something, " Futurum screams on the chorus. "Don’t dream about you less than/ Just be a living legend." The artist says she wrote the track this summer, the day after her first acid trip. "It's also about being insecure, as it pertains to love, career [and] friendships," Futurum adds. 

The second, "Forest Hills," is starkly different than "Key Party," drenched in sludgy synths, dense drums and grizzly guitars. It's "quite literally an angry break-up song," Futurum says, echoing the song's searing, aggressive production. "We'll just be no more," she warns on the verse, before repeating on the chorus: "I claimed a lie/ So you can't make it right." The song is ruthless and self-aware, featuring artwork depicting Futurum's mugshot with the words, "Crime of passion," written beneath. 

Photography: Lia Clay
Makeup: Slater S.
Models: Torraine Futurum, Zholiē Brooks & Wyatt Bertz

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