Theophilus released “Why Even Try” yesterday via Twitter, but it easily could have been a tune snatched from any radio playlist decades ago and tossed into today’s musical fray. Featuring Sara Q of indie rock duo Tegan and Sara, “Why…” sounds electric yet feels hipper than most as Theo does his rap thing while Sara fills in the background with light vocals. Toss in complimentary scratches by Diplo and there’s a wealth of potential for the track to satisfy a wide audience.
“Why Even True” is the first leak from Theophilus’ modern love musical thesis, the Lovers Holiday EP, set to drop on February 8th and then followed by a full length in April.[audio:http://www.archive.org/download/TheophilusLondonFeat.SaraQuin-whyEvenTry/TheophilusLondonFeat.SaraQuin-WhyEvenTry.mp3%5D