3LAU Rides the Synthwaves on 'Star Crossed' Ballad: Listen

3lau, 2017 Billboard Hot 100 Festival
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3LAU performs during Day One of 2017 Billboard Hot 100 Festival at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater on Aug. 19, 2017 in Wantagh City.  

Electronic drums echo into the night, synthetic bass lines skips across the floor, and shooting stars streak the sky in rainbow-colored streams. It's an '80s fantasy wobbling through VHS tracking lines, and it's totally the wave on 3LAU's latest single “Star Crossed.”

This is a jam that hits the ballad sweet spot without coming off cliché. It's message of would-be love comes on angel wing vocals with attitude. If you could see the woman behind the voice, she'd probably have dope shoulder pads and eye make up that kills lames in their tracks.

“Star Crossed” is out everywhere today on 3LAU's charity label Blume. Listen to it below, and get ready to thrust your fists in defiance of the rain.


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