Faded Paper Figures – Bones

The lead single and opening track of Salt Lake City synth-pop trio Faded Paper Figures’ new album Kairos, Bones is a glossy, effervescent joy. A song about “the history and culture of skateboarding” according to the band, and inspired by sad, trashy cityscapes made glorious as they’re taken over by teenage skaters, it’s haunting and punchy in equal measure and a great introduction to their music – if, like me, this is the first song you’ve heard of theirs, despite them being six albums deep into their career.