Caged Animals: Teflon Heart
If you’ve heard “Girls On Medication”, the shimmering debut UK single from Brooklyn’s Caged Animals, you might think you have them pegged as connoisseurs of perfectly tuned, gorgeously ethereal soundscapes. Their new single “Teflon Heart” however – the first to be taken from the forthcoming debut album “Eat Their Own” – is set to blow those preconceptions out of the water, taking, as it does, a sharp stylistic swerve into bold iconic pop territory.
From the first moment, with it’s swaggering dub-wise bassline, and hugely unlikely but most memorable rhymes, you know this is no ordinary love story ; “you brought me to the cinema, bought me a tarantula, put film in my camera and shot my heart.”
With classic hip hop snares, instantly infectious melodies, and a chorus full of yearning pathos, “Teflon Heart” embellishes an irresistibly ironic pop nous hinted at on Caged Animals’ previously released material, and points to a richly layered debut album (to be released later in the year) full of sonic surprises, and a beguiling emotional heft. This is an artist with a finesse that stretches to the finest detail, even evident from the striking ‘saucepan’ artwork.
Even more enticingly, the single comes backed with a stunning remix from the widely acclaimed producer on top tastemakers’ lips, Star Slinger, which reconfigures the track into an effortlessly cool dancefloor heaven. Having just played at New York’s milestone venue, The Bowery Ballroom, Caged Animals will be set to play their debut UK live dates in the autumn – make sure you don’t miss out.