Ever since branching off on their own, Dean Blunt and Inga Copeland have not stopped surprising us. Blunt with his high def romanticism in last month’s The Redeemer and Copeland’s dub step deviation in Martyn collaboration Don’t Look Back, That’s Not Where You’re GoingEP, released on Hippos in Tanks in March.
This characteristically impromptu drop of six tracks on her Soundcloud, called Higher Powers, pens with smoky RnB number ‘BMW’ and a pounding ode to apocalypse ‘A World in Danger III’, featuring Scratcha DVA. As no stranger to being alienating and feeling alienated, ‘Faith’ opens with a field recording over which Copeland asks, “Hi, can I have some hope, please?” before dropping into an ear-piercing pitch that obscures and ultimately repulses her very listener. Listen below. **