While we may be living in a golden age of female-driven dark pop thanks to trailblazers like BANKS and Lana Del Rey, the field only seems to be getting stronger and stronger. The latest woman proving that theory is mysterious Brooklyn newcomer Foster James, whose debut single “Mr. Candy” is a whimsical but unapologetically dark track that tells a harrowing story about struggles with substance abuse and reckless behavior (over an infectiously wonky beat). Catchy yet never losing its strong point of view, fans of fearlessly outspoken pop ladies like Elohim and Halsey will delight in the pop gravitas of “Mr. Candy.” Listen below.