“Sad bangers.” Who would have known we like them so much? It’s how Grammy-winning producer Mark Ronson describes his forthcoming album Late Night Feelings, and third single “Don’t Leave Me Lonely” featuring 24-year-old singer-songwriter Yebba, is as fresh as any strange moods we’ve yet felt.
The single ia one of three songs featuring Yebba in a special album suite, and it’s easy to see why Ronson favored this particular muse. Her striking power has a way of twisting traditional pop progressions into exciting experiments. The chorus is pretty standard radio pop, but her verse melodies are playful and refreshingly unexpected. When she sings “I’m waiting but the second hand is turning,” it’s like you can feel your whole body running up circular stairs.
Ronson works with a host of vocalists on Late Night Feelings. Tracks with Miey Cyrus and Lykke Li have already been released, with more to come featuring Camila Cabello, Angel Olsen and others. The album is out on June 21, but “Don’t Leave Me Lonely” is out now on Sony Music.
Listen to it below.