The Montreal duo Milk & Bone has just released a new single on their Soundcloud called “Poison” feat. Deebs. Fresh off of the SXSW lineup, Milk & Bone was also nominated as Breakthrough Group of the Year at the Canadian Juno awards.
“Poison” feels both frenetic and intimate. It features the twin haunting falsetto of Cash and Laurence, who met at school but weren’t close until they were hired on the same show as touring musicians, and were the only two women in the band. Milk & Bone describe themselves as “dream-pop” – their vocals and harmonies on tracks like “New York“ are ethereal and incredibly well-coordinated, while also sounding incredibly effortless. They describe themselves as being inspired by both James Blake and Ariana Grande, and it shows in the combination of their intimate harmonies and spare, expansive beats.
While the video for “New York” has a sleek, black and white aesthetic also found on their website, the video “Coconut Water“ is slightly more colorful departure aesthetically. The song also features a slower and more summer-friendly beat. Both “New York” and Coconut Water appeared on their 2015 album Little Mourning and “Poison” is forthcoming from their new album.