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zack villere’s “sore throat” is a Warm and Warped Daydream

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The Louisiana songwriter busts out of the bedroom.

zack villere is on to the next phase.

Following several batches of abbreviated projects, the Louisiana export is readying a follow-up to his 2017 breakout, Little World. And the campaign commences with today’s premiere of the warm and warped, “sore throat,” a ballad that blends Bon Iver’s hushed backwoods r&b with Frank Ocean’s masterful melody-crafting.

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In a clip for the single, co-directed by the singer and Dan Streit, villere brings the bustle of heavy foot traffic to a crawl in his adopted Los Angeles outpost. Slipping into quiet crevices, or even fashioning his own out of any number of spare rooftops, villere excavates intimacy in a notoriously impersonal town. In a statement delivered via email, villere notes his attempt to “make a fake city within a city,” likening the process to “a kid turning his backyard into another planet.”

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Watch the video for zack villere’s new single, “sore throat,” below. Hold tight for his next transmission.


Zo is a staff writer at Okayplayer where he covers music.

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