After nearly three years of collaborations and no album — see their stellar feature on Big Data‘s “Get Some Freedom” here — Toronto’s favorite electro-pop trio Dragonette returns with their latest dropkick of a summer anthem, “Lonely Heart.”
Despite the assumed blues of the title, the airy, joyous track slides on reggae-tinged synths, shout-out-loud backups, and a lazy beat recalling the best of early No Doubt.
“When we started writing ‘Lonely Heart,’ like most songs, we weren’t entirely aware of where it was leading us,” frontwoman Martina Sorbara says of the tune. “But then, slowly, a kind of ‘covert sad song’ started to form. On the surface it’s almost a party tune, but if you follow it more closely it’s quite melancholic. But I think it’s the kind of melancholy that most people enjoy feeling. The kind that keeps you interesting.”