CURRENT: Django Django – “Reflections”

On “Reflections,” Django Django’s second single from the forthcoming Born Under Saturn (out 5 May via Ribbon Music), the band’s art rock sound is consumed by a steady pulse, house-inspired piano, and one of their most expansive choruses to date. There are traces of Beta Band, Jagwar Ma and Tame Impala, yet Django Django’s influences are strictly entry points, rather than the end result of the composition. As familiar as the song sounds with its production and vocal melody, taken together it signals a subtle yet significant shift in the band, as they attempt a certain directness in “Reflections” unheard in previous recordings. They aren’t trying to challenge or confuse listeners. The answers are right in front of us.

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