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Canadian electro-pop trio Dragonette have teamed up with producer Dada for the brand new single “Sweet Poison,” the second off their forthcoming album Royal Blues, which is set for release later this fall.
Their first new music since 2012’s Bodyparts, the synth-packed “Sweet Poison” is a Carly Rae Jepsen-esque anthem best suited to those euphoric, eyes-closed moments on the dance floor. Both the brief hiatus and the song’s slightly melancholic undertone could be attributed to personal changes the band underwent in recent years—namely, the romantic split of Dragonette co-founders Martina Sorbara and Dan Kurtz. While the band took time to adjust, Sorbara told the Wall Street Journal they were happy to reconvene for the making of this album and “maintained a creative relationship” in the process.
Although lines like, “You play with my mind/ I’m messin’ with your time/ We’re two wrongs that won’t make a right” allude to that classic breakup back-and-forth, there are also lyrical glimmers of hope when Sorbara coos, “We’ll go out all night/ We’ll dance again/ Repeat the steps in places we took pictures in.”
From the sounds of this sugary comeback, Dragonette have turned emotional turbulence into pure pop triumph. You can grab the album on November 11, via Universal Music Canada.