If you're a devoted listener of Spotify's weekly New Music Friday playlist, you might have noticed an unintelligible string of wingdings occupying the last song slot today (March 16). Nope, the code isn't a glitch in the system: a click on the cryptic artist name (that is, ??????•?)?? ?? ??????? ??) leads to an artist page with six other tracks released over 2017, all with a similar combination of symbols as a title.
But Internet sleuths are speculating that the new single is actually Four Tet's Kieran Hebden in disguise, and they may be right.
Hebden tweeted a screenshot of himself listening to the track yesterday, and his Twitter page sports a new header displaying a nonsensical iMessage conversation filled with similar emojis and wingdings. Plus, the new track now appears at the top of a public playlist on Four Tet's official Spotify, which is also -- wait for it -- titled using the same strange symbols.