First Transmission: Hoodlem, Last Night.

Combining vox evocative of Empress Of, unsettling susurrations reminiscent of Suuns and brass arrangements redolent of those both known and renowned of Tony Finno, it’s fair to say that a lot of fairly incongruous bits and bobs have come together to create Last Night. But at its core, Toronto, Canadian Hoodlem’s latest is, purely and simply put, a truly intoxicating pop song, to which its choral leitmotif: “I was thinkin’ ’bout last night with you/ Boy, I lose my mind/ I’m still thinkin’ ’bout last night with you/ Never felt so right” quite transparently attests. Refracted through fleeting reflections of ’90s R&B and, more intermittently, UKG, it makes for what is not only an intriguing track, but a very reinvigorating one as well.

Hoodlem’s SoundCloud.