Tirzah – I’m Not Dancing

Micachu and Tirzah team up on a wicked oddball dance track.


Tirzah is gearing up to release her debut EP through Greco-Roman next month – but that might not mean a whole lot to our readers just yet, so first, a bit of history. Produced by Mica Levi, aka Micachu of "& The Shapes" fame, Tirzah's EP has been a long time in the making. Levi and Tirzah are longtime friends and past collaborators, having aired their work at CD-R (a night at Plastic People dedicated to developing unfinished tracks and works-in-progress that we recently profiled) and joined forces on Micachu's 'Filthy Friends' mixtape back in 2009. Once their respective career paths took off (Micachu in music, Tirzah in fashion), the collaborations were put on hold. 

These things have a habit of coming back around eventually, though, and so, after a lengthy wait, you can hear the fruits of their partnership. I'm Not Dancing is the lead single from the four track EP, a weird little dance song with a garage primed vocal and a bassline that sounds like it's being blown on a jug. It's kind of odd and, as Duncan Cooper noted over on The FADER (who are premiering the song), somewhat reminiscient of Sophie's excellent Bippgiven the conformity plaguing a lot of dance music right now, it's good to hear people having fun being weird.

Greco-Roman will release the 'I'm Not Dancing' EP on August 5th.