Having released a new single “Stretch” on January 28, San Francisco/LA artist Petticoat (David Halsey) is starting 2021 on an endearing and reflective note. “Stretch”‘s ’80s new wave, hyperpop synthscapes and motivational bass lines bed an alluring vocal performance akin to 1975.

Balancing emotion and control, the oceanic, oneiric music complements Halsey’s waking musings of a lover’s hangover: “I stretch out into other worlds with you / I’m stressed out underneath my sheets at noon. Don’t fall in love before you take her home / You think you love her when you really don’t.”

“I love the music from eras that have had an eye towards futurism,” Halsey says. “Things like 2000s RnB and modern club/pop music.” Halsey writes, produces, and sings on his records, exploring themes of gender and 21st-century condition.

“Stretch” is the second single release for an EP due in spring 2021.