Laura Gibson's La Grande, the title track from her upcoming album (out on January 9th 2012) has earned the rare distinction of maturing from a free download to a fully fledged single release in its own right. La Grande (the single, not the album) is out on December 5th, but you lucky lucky things can already preview it thanks to the SoundCloud player below.
Can't wait till December 5th? Head to the City Slang SoundCloud page and you can grab a free download of La Grande now.
What should you expect? Bizarrely, the intro sounds like a cross between Phil Collins' You Can't Hurry Love and Thomas Tantrum's Tick Tock, which is pretty awesome in itself.
The joy of SoundCloud, too, is that you can see where things are gonna get really interesting - in this case, around the 2:15 mark. That pinched-looking bit of sound wave throws the song into a moment of suspense before normal service is resumed - and helps to set things up for a sustained, echoing ending.
As always, we'll keep an eye out for the album - if it's more of the same, La Grande (the album, not the single) is likely to find approval with more than a handful of fans.