For his third original release of the year, dance pop standout OTR is teaming up with Jarrah McCleary’s Sydney-based synthpop group Panama for “Drive,” out now via Astralwerks. “Drive” is elegant and complex, firmly establishing OTR as one of the most introspective and forward-thinking producers around. It’s OTR at his deepest, combining his emotive, thought-provoking style with the comfort and simplicity of heartfelt lyricism. With delicacy and grace, OTR has breathed fresh air into dance music with an emphasis on being and feeling, rather than just listening. Radiating new dimensions of sensitivity and eloquence, OTR’s foray into a new sound is daring and gracefully accomplished, a patent embrace of vulnerable artistry that speaks to his story to date.