L’Rain returns with shimmering new single ‘New Year’s UnResolution’

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L’Rain, the acclaimed musical project of multi-instrumentalist, composer and curator, Taja Cheek, returns with single ‘New Year’s UnResolution’. Perhaps the most overtly pop-influenced in the L’Rain oeuvre, it is a shimmering personal excavation of the end of a relationship. The song is produced alongside long-time collaborators Andrew Lappin and Ben Chapoteau-Katz. ‘New Year’s UnResolution’ marks L’Rain’s first new music since 2021’s Fatigue, which earned widespread Best Of The Year nods including #1 from The Wire, #2 from Pitchfork, #3 from Gold Flake Paint, #15 from the Quietus and many more.

Of ‘New Year’s UnResolution’ Cheek says, “The words of this song were written at different periods of time to give a sense of what it’s like to think through the trajectory of a relationship at different points of my life–right after a break up, and many moons later. I wonder: what is it like to feel like you’ve forgotten a part of yourself?; how does time pass differently at different moments in your life? (like molasses, like water, like air); how do you set new terms of engagement with someone you’ve interacted with in a very specific way for a long time?; how do you deal with the turmoil of stepping into a distant unknown after a period of fierce intimacy?”

In addition to her musical output, Cheek who is well known in New York as a curator has been chosen to oversee the performance curation of Luna Luna, the art carnival featuring the works of Basquiat, Dalí and Haring, recently purchased and revived by Drake. Cheek will also flex her curatorial muscles by joining BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! as the first-ever artist-curator in the festival’s 45 years. Next up this month, L’Rain will embark on a 9-date tour in America including the travelling Re:Set Concert Series alongside LCD Soundsystem, Jamie xx, and Idles.


New Year’s UnResolution is out now: unresolution.opr