mp3: "Mine/Yours" - Long Neck
In what's a dream pairing, Long Neck will release their new album Will This Do? on Tiny Engines next year. "Mine/Yours" is the album's first single, an emotive two minutes that has vocalist Lily Mastrodimos perfectly retelling moments of dreaming in which everything changes, leading to melodious reckoning, "I wanna say this simply/I wanna make it pure/I wanna be mine and I wanna be yours." Her cries are emboldened by thunderous, instrumental backings; a full band carrying her songs to uncharted heights for the once solo performer. Long Neck has this rare and immediate quality about their music that makes each track feel like a heartbreaking secret, and no matter how times you press repeat it still feels as if you're listening and hearing it for the very first time all over again.