Skip to main content

Listen to a new Nicolas Jaar single, 'Fight'

Listen to a new Nicolas Jaar single, 'Fight'


It's the latest entry in his Nymphs singles series

Share this story

Nicolas Jaar released a new single called "Fight" this morning, the latest piece of a year in which he's worked at a furious pace and pushed at electronic music's boundaries. Sub-labeled "Nymphs IV," It's the newest entry in the young producer's Nymphs singles series, which began this May with his 12" Nymphs II (yes, it begins with II — confusing, I know) and continued in June with the sprawling Nymphs III. "Fight" is a little glossier than Jaar's other Nymphs entries, which might explain why it's benefiting from an individual release. Like almost all of Jaar's work, it's patient and playful, but it also wouldn't sound out of place at your local hip boutique or cosmopolitan club.

Jaar has jam-packed this year with solo releases after almost a half-decade of silence on that front. (He put out a beguiling, celebrated collection of psych-house with multi-instrumentalist Dave Harrington as Darkside in 2013.) In addition to his various Nymphs singles, he recorded an "unofficial soundtrack" for the 1969 film The Color of Pomegranates and released it for free in June; he also scored Jacques Audiard's drama Dheepan, which won the Palme D'Or at this year's Cannes Film Festival. He still only has one official full-length to his name, 2011 debut Space Is Only Noise — but album or no album, it's nice to have little bits of new Jaar music dropped into the world every few months.