One of the first things that hit us the first time we heard Purity Ring was Megan James’ voice. Her ethereal, childlike and yet strangely sinister timbre made her and band mate Corin Roddick’s chopped and skewed progressive pop adorable and haunting at the same time. Now here she is cropping up singing about first times together with dancehall rapper Popcaan on Brooklyn producer Dre Skull’s (real name Andrew Hershey) new single. An oddball mix in terms of collaborations you may think? At first we weren’t convinced that it worked ourselves. Yet after a number of plays First Time has found itself circling inside our head and made us develop some dance moves that if it wasn’t for Gangnam Style’s worldwide takeover we could have probably marketed as the next thing to bust out at drunken wedding receptions across the land.
Dre Skull - First Time (feat. Megan James and Popcaan)