Ra Ra Riot keeps dropping sparkling new singles in advance of their brand new album Need Your Light, which comes out next month. “Absolutely” continues in the uplifting tradition of their last preview track “Water”, with spiky synths and chiming guitars warbling around an inescapably dancey beat. Lead singer Wes Miles’ clear vocals echo out against the inimitable baroque-pop background the band has never failed to bring, with lyrics describing an ascent into the freedom of a new year and a new start. “It’s the year of absolutely being / absolutely nothing / absolutely crushing / absolutely everything / absolutely loving,” the chorus repeats, leading into a symphonic violin breakdown characteristic of the unique sound that still makes Ra Ra Riot stand out from the crowd. “Absolutely” is the perfect pump-up jam for January, and we can’t wait to hear their full album.