Sydney's LaHi follows up her EP 'The Purge' released earlier this year, with another serving of funky grooves on 'Wolf In Sheep's Clothing' – a song about being attracted to forbidden fruit in relationships.
Fun, bright, breezy feels (a simmering snare drum and chilled, almost laconic guitar licks) highlight the quirky pop intro of 'Wolf In Sheep's Clothing', before LaHi'S R&B, neo-soul flavoured, jazz-styled vocals (think Amy Winehouse meets Lily Allen with hints of Macy Gray and Nelly Furtado) take over.
The brass section is also in full force throughout the track, adding a smokey sophistication that lures the ears to bring your feet to the dance floor.
"A lockdown song release isn't one I was super keen to jump on, but this song has been in my head ready to be released for months!" LaHi says, the moniker of composer and musician Laura Higgins.
"It is super close to my heart and based on a trend I've noticed of me falling for people in relationships.
"With most of them also having really amazing partners, I felt like such an asshole for even considering their partner.
"It was borne out of frustration with myself and also the lusting that you can't really control.
"I felt like a 'wolf in sheep's clothing' hiding in plain sight while being friends with both partners and feeling guilty the entire time hoping it wouldn't be spread across my face."
Ahead of the song's release tomorrow (8 October), scenestr is thrilled to premiere the music video for 'Wolf In Sheep's Clothing' today. Enjoy.
When it came time to create the music video for 'Wolf In Sheep's Clothing', Laura wanted to keep it light and fresh.
"The music video is a bit of a contrast to the deep lyrics; I thought I'd be a bit playful and have fun with it, especially considering it would be a DIY film job.
"The imagery of the snake and apple is pretty self-explanatory, but I thought it was a good way to tie the fun back to the original thematic concept of being the snake."