First Look Friday: Shilpa Narayan Premieres Her Newest Song “Pinch Me”

First Look Friday: Shilpa Narayan Premieres Her Newest Song "Pinch Me"

Okayplayer is proud to premiere Narayan’s newest effort “Pinch Me,” the first single off a six-track EP set to be released later this year (in turn our first glimpse at a debut album project tentatively titled Through The Haze). A moody track that sits somewhere between spare ballad and half-time club stomper, “Pinch Me” details the delirious experience of falling in (and out) of love in a dreamlike three-hour meeting under hazy club lights, ending on the eerie lyric “Even if it’s all a dream / Baby, would you stay with me?” A nod to the gothic-edged turn-down r&b of The Weeknd and Banks–who Narayan namechecks as current personal favorites, speaking to Okayplayer over steaming cups of chai in a midtown café on frigid January afternoon–the not-quite-turnt-up vibe of “Pinch Me” also makes an exceptional vehicle for her multiple strengths, the steppers beat driving the song forward while still leaving enough room for her voice and writing to breathe freely. Stream above via Okayplayer world premiere and catch the videos for “Renegade” and “Baby Go Home” below, as well as an acoustic take of “Crash” …and remember the name ‘Shilpa Narayan’.

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