Forgive lurches out of the dark like the opening credits to the movie Drive, all well-oiled synths and strong dark lines. And yet vocalist Lauren Pardini's vocals unfurl with artfully exposed vulnerability to create a heart-stopping electronic ballad. The confessional lyrics are hard to resist... "And I wonder if you think of me? Did you already find the girl you need?"
Check it out on Soundcloud below.
This finished version of Forgive follows on from the live demo that appeared on the LA duo's Luxury EP earlier this year. If you are in any doubt as to whether there is an amazing pop song underneath all that production, check it out: