If White Sea Doesn’t Blow You Away With ‘They Don’t Know’ Then It’s Probably Because You Actually Just Don’t Know

Listen to White Sea's "They Don't Know."

White Sea doesn’t shy away from all-epic-everything in “They Don’t Know.”

L.A. singer/songwriter Morgan Kibby, aka White Sea, clearly has a gift for writing soaring, harmony-laden, multilayered anthems (see: “Overdrawn,” “Mountaineer”). And it’s not just because she’s worked closely with bands like M83 and indie-classical act The Romanovs. (For M83, Morgan played keys and wrote arrangements on Saturdays = Youth, and cowrote electro ballads like “Kim & Jessie” and “Midnight City.” Yes, THAT “Midnight City.”) Morgan’s indie-pop solo project, White Sea, is further proof that anything this woman touches instantly turns to electro-pop bliss.

Now Morgan’s releasing her first new solo material since 2011′s This Frontier EP: an epic, captivating single called “They Don’t Know.”

Listen to White Sea’s “They Don’t Know” after the jump.

The first single from Morgan’s forthcoming full-length, In Cold Blood, “They Don’t Know” features sweeping, orchestral arrangements (that we’d definitely expect to hear from someone who worked with M83), plus some bellowing Kate Bush-meets-Florence Welch-meets-Linda Perry-in-4 Non Blondes vocals. (Like, circa “What’s Up?” Don’t tell me you don’t hear that. Ah, gotcha! Now it’s all you’ll hear too!)

Opening with a multitracked chorus of “ooooh-oooh-ooohs” accented with a smattering of electronic effects, “They Don’t Know” leads right into Morgan’s booming vocals (“They don’t know what we know/ They can’t see what we see”) before peaking into an energy-filled rush of echoing bells, lush harmonies, and crashing electronic drums.

In conclusion: If you don’t start seeing visions of Simba being held over Pride Rock or the final concert scene in “Mr. Holland’s Opus,” then you might need to get your hearing/vision/imagination checked.

Look out for In Cold Blood, dropping in 2014 via Mom + Pop.

+ Listen to White Sea’s “They Don’t Know.”

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