Listen: The Neighbourhood - Let It Go [New Single]

on Monday, December 03, 2012
Words: Jack Thomson

The Neighbourhood are a mysterious LA quintet that look set to have a promising 2013 ahead of them. With the release of their debut EP, 'I’m Sorry...', back in May, the blog world almost universally turned their heads. At the start of last week, the band put up a video for new single 'Let It Go'.

Earlier in the year, the band released a Lana Del Rey-inspired debut single/free download 'Female Robbery', listen and pick up for free below. That track was soon followed by news that one of her producers Emile Haynie was on board for the album - a great fit for The Neighborhood.

For those familiar with the 'I’m Sorry...' EP, new single 'Let It Go' is more in the style of 'Female Robbery' than fan-favourite 'Sweater Weather'. But that is not a bad thing, and the track really is very good. The band’s signature hip hop inspired beats are still present throughout, with the melody rapped over the verses in parts, before it drops into a chorus with a much more epic feel to it.

Having seen them play live in London recently, I’m quite surprised this was the single they went with. A number of their other new songs really stood out as incredibly catchy indie-pop tracks, but if you’re a fan of this, it will only mean there is more great music just around the corner.

They’ve clearly got a knack for writing infectious melodies with interesting lyrics that instantly become ingrained in your head, all accompanied by equally captivating visuals. Their debut album is due early next year and with singles being put out as strong as they are, The Neighbourhood really could be ones to watch in the coming months.

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