LIZ – “Y2K”

Image via Mad Decent
Image via Mad Decent

Sometimes, some things just feel right. Yes, Mad Decent‘s 2013 may have involved the super-sexual absurdity of the video clips for Major Lazer‘s “Watch Out For This” and “Bubble Butt,” but it also involved the subtle start out of the blocks of LIZ, the label’s much more saccharine teen pop darling. As much as we may still like to hear a voice say “Bumaye!” up against a particularly punishing bassline and scintillating horns while up in the club, there’s something about a label that specializes in “disposable” EDM having a vocalist in a similarly “disposable” seeming genre that could be even more of a match made in heaven. With one listen to the recently released (and dripping with all of the soulful Baltimore club feels) “Y2K,” the match between indie pop and “middle-of-the-mall shit” could be the sleeper pick for “story to watch” in 2014.

Produced by Norwegian pop star Lido, LIZ tells Billboard that she wanted ["Y2K"] to be “epic and dynamic,” a standard which the song absolutely meets. The lead single from her February 27th released free EP Just Like You, she will also be on Mad Decent’s Boat Party this coming November.