Devendra Realeases Another Song off of Upcoming Album

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“Baby”, the first song we heard from Devendra Banhart’s forthcoming album What Will We Be, was a bit of a left turn, even for a dude who basically only makes left turns: a sweet, simple soul shuffle with Michael Jackson undertones. But “Angelika”, the song below, is more wheelhouse old-school Devendra, a fragile acoustic come-on that doesn’t sacrifice lyrical weirdness for smoothness. If his voice sounded just slightly raspier, it could’ve fit in just fine on Rejoicing in the Hands.

Or at least that’s how the first half of “Angelika” sounds. After that, it lurches unexpectedly into a Latin beat, with Devendra singing in Spanish over showy jazz piano flourishes. This guy. You can’t pin him down.

What Will We Be is due October 27 from Warner Bros.

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