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.
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