Canadian electro-pop trio Dragonette returns with the airy, joyous new single “Lonely Heart.” Flipping the assumed blues of the title on its head with its swift, inexorable punch-drunk summer hook, the track pairs a reggae-tinged synth line with shout-out-loud backups and a lazy, toe-tapping beat, blasting straight into its sticky sweet center, as Martina Sorbara repeats on the irresistible hook, “I’ve got a lonely heart, got a lonely heart.” And even despite the brief downcast bridge, where Sorbara sings “late night cab rides, with a lonely heart, chest pressed upright, against a lonely heart / I got to fill it up, fill my lonely heart,” it’s clear they understand the power in taking the carefree high road during bouts of sadness.
“Lonely Heart” is available on all digital retailers on Friday, May 27th.
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