Thao & The Get Down Stay Down returns February 5 with “We the Common” after frontwoman Thao Nguyen has spent the last couple years more active in her successful side project Thao + Mirah. Thao says “We the Common” represents a new, more optimistic Thao: “It marked a shift in how I operate. I was steadily, in an overdue way, becoming grateful for everything and everyone I had. I tried to capture a sense of revival and a determination to be better.”
And with that, we bring you the album’s first single, “Holy Roller.” Thao’s music has never exactly sounded depressing to us and I can’t say this new tune sounds markedly more upbeat, but there you have it—that stuff is always pretty subjective, and “Holy Roller” is solid as per usual for Thao. Stream below.