There are notes of ’80s and ’90s pop and R&B in Melbourne-based Abelard’s “I’m OK For Now” despite its sumptuous electronic make-up. The producer (who previously remixed the Seinfeld theme to the internet’s delight) samples vocals from the ’80s disco jam “Change of Heart” by Change and sprinkles digitalesque artifacts all over. His style—self-described as “glitterwave”—is sweet, a little nostalgic, while being pointedly current. If there were a soundtrack for a retro-future intergalactic love story, this would be just right.
Abelard: I’m OK For Now