Watch the colorful clip for "Koi"
Electronic music producer SOPHIE has been peddling his strange, Plexiglass pop sounds with great success lately: he’s worked with Madonna (on the Diplo collaboration “Bitch I’m Madonna”), Charli XCX (on the unreleased “Vroom Vroom”) and upstart Liz (on the spunky “When I Rule the World”). The latest artist to benefit is the rapper Le1f, best known as the guy behind the brassy, compulsively danceable “Wut” (…or the guy who accused Macklemore of ripping off that song with “Thrift Shop”). His tongue-twister rhymes about how he really did just come here to dance are a good match for SOPHIE’s hyperactive production, as is the music video. Googly eyes, neon outfits, CGI straight out of a Microsoft screensaver—it all makes for one overstimulating, caffeine-free pick-me-up for a Friday afternoon.