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Track of the Day: Givan Lötz – Tongue

On the 17th of December, Johannesburg-based Givan Lötz will release his…

 

On the 17th of December, Johannesburg-based Givan Lötz will release his new album, Snarling, on Miami label Other Electricities. We’ve been a huge fan of his music here over at Radius for a while now, and ‘Tongue’, the second track he’s released off the album, is further evidence of why. It comes just a week after he released the first track, ‘Roses‘, a haunting song that built to an epic climax.

‘Tongue’ is a slow-burner, full of remorse and knowingly-misplaced nostalgia. ‘You used to know all the words to every song, but since the incident you hardly sing along,’ he wistfully sings over a guitar turn and a distant organ. It is without the heavy-hitting climax of ‘Roses’, but just like any good first kiss, the anticipation is often better than the moment itself, and Lötz knows this. He softly croons ‘Tongue, tongue, tongue,’ and the track fades out like the tired-out end of an anxious dream. It is as sad as it is stunning, and makes us all the more excited to see what the album in its entirety will hold.

Listen to the song here:

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