It’s just a little over a month before Ra Ra Riot drop their third LP, Beta Love. We heard its title track in November, a pop morsel that proved the band’s newfound synth pop path. Continuing in that direction is their latest offering “When I Dream”. Though still built atop electronic elements, it’s not as bubbly as the aforementioned song — this time the airy bounce is replaced by a simmering slice of soul. While the New York four-piece have adopted a new sound, the two songs they’ve released so far show promise in that, whatever route they take, the music is always quality material.
Ra Ra Riot’s Beta Love comes out January 22nd via Barsuk Records.