Disco and astrology often went hand in hand, and Norway’s André Bratten revives the tradition with “Libra,” one of the standout songs from his album Be a Man You Ant, forthcoming from Prins Thomas’ Full Pupp label. He sure picked the right star sign for the song’s title: “Libra” is airy, elegantly harmonized, and, above all, extraordinarily balanced, playing out a daydream of a melody over a steely robo-disco groove.
Its lilting refrain and easygoing groove are reminiscent of Todd Terje’s 2012 smash “Inspector Norse,” which might not be entirely coincidental: Bratten is something of a protégé of Lindstrøm and Terje, whose studio he shares. Like “Inspector Norse,” “Libra” is an anthem masquerading as a whimsical ditty; don’t be surprised to find a wide swath of clubbers congregating around this one this summer. Just like its gregarious namesake, it’s a surefire crowdpleaser.
Listen to the song in full below; Be a Man You Ant is out May 6.