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New York’s The Forms release another Rockaway electro-pop single with ‘Head Underwater’

Photo: Noah Kalina

Head Underwater’ is the new single from Queens, New York duo The Forms. The second single to be released from the band in over a decade, it provides the follow up to the irresistible ‘Southern Ocean’, released earlier this year. These releases are the first taste of The Forms long awaited third album, due for release next year and recorded by the legendary Steve Albini.

The single, described by frontman Alex as “the most purely joyful song The Forms have ever done”, is – to put it simply – electronic dance-pop as envisioned by a couple of reformed auteurist math-rockers, a perfect piece of leftfield pop with left-brain chops. With an accompanying video directed by Bo Mirhosseni (Disclosure's "When a Fire Starts to Burn", Kaytranda/Anderson Paak "Glowed Up"), documenting the a day in the life of a shaman in a quasi-post-apocalyptic world, ‘Head Underwater’ only serves to ramp up the anticipation of The Forms’ upcoming full length.

‘Head Underwater’ arrives with a new photoshoot of The Forms, shot by Noah Kalina, the photographer who famously photographed Mark Zuckerberg’s wedding and whose film documenting the process of photographing himself every day for 6 years went viral.

These new releases from The Forms follow their Pitchfork lauded debut ‘Icarus’ and their critically acclaimed, self-titled sophomore album. The last taste of new music from the group prior to ‘Southern Ocean’ and ‘Head Underwater’ was the 'Derealization' EP, that featured The National’s Matt Berninger on vocals, as well as Shudder To Think’s Craig Wedren. Over the course of these releases, The Forms were invited to share the stage with an incredible collection of artists including St. Vincent, Nick Cave, The National, Dizzee Rascal, The Hold Steady, Kurt Vile, Jose Gonzales, Deerhunter and Bat For Lashes.

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