Half Waif, the synth pop project of Pinegrove member Nandi Rose Plunkett, made waves last year with “Turn Me Around,” which set new age and choral music-inspired vocal melodies against a big radio-ready beat. “Severed Logic,” the first single from her upcoming form/a EP, continues in the same vein of eclectic electronic pop experimentation, this time in the form of a downtempo ballad. Plunkett has described form/a as an exploration of home born from a sense restlessness that comes from being the daughter of a refugee and a child of divorce. “Severed Logic” catalogs the home a body can make in familiar, and painful dynamics. “I’m so aware of all my moods around you,” Plunkett sings, her voice distorting unintelligibly as she tries to work her way out of the pattern. Half Waif will be touring starting this week through to March, stopping in Brooklyn to perform at Baby’s All Right with Forth Wanderers on January 13.
Listen to “Severed Logic” below. form/a is out February 24 via Cascine.