"Holy Water" is the new single from New Zealand-based artist Alistair Ross, featuring vocals from fellow Kiwi Chelsea Jade.
The pair have teamed up to release the subtle, slinky new cut, accompanied by its simple yet utterly hypnotic visuals. It’s Boycrush's first single since 2014's Girls On Top EP (one track of which – "Lush Life" – also featured Jade), and heralds the advent of his forthcoming debut album, Desperate Late Night Energy, due out this June.
With rolling drums and meticulously layered synths and handclaps, "Holy Water" feels a little more spacious and ambient than its predecessors, though no less cleanly polished. This is no mean feat, considering that recording for the track was split across the globe, with sessions in both Auckland and Los Angeles. The song's narrative also comes from California; specifically from a trip to Salvation Mountain (as seen in the Jonas Åkerlund-directed visuals for Kesha's "Praying").
Both Ross and Jade have been endorsed by their country’s hottest export, Lorde, with Boycrush supporting the megastar at her second ever live show. Jade, meanwhile, has spoken in interviews about Lorde's coaxing her towards the release of her forthcoming debut LP, due out later this year.