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FPA, 'Untitled'

Updated November 5, 2021 at 1:15 PM ET

There's a beat-to-death saying that if you love someone, you should let them go. On "Untitled," Minneapolis-based musician FPA experiments with the concept of release in a dreamlike consciousness, a bitter edge to each lyric she spits out. Layered on swelling synths and an off-kilter drumline is a distorted refrain of "love me, love me" that serves as the song's focal point. Buried beneath is a sparse, melancholy piano as FPA struggles in love's limbo, torn between moving on and standing still.

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LaTesha Harris is NPR Music's editorial assistant. A relentless jack-of-all-trades, she takes turns writing, editing and producing music coverage. Invested in the culture behind pop, hip-hop and R&B, her work highlights the intersection between identity and history. Once in a blue moon, Harris moonlights as a talking head with no filter.
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