Real Love // New Look

The Arcade first encountered New Look on a warm night in New York City, on the rooftop of the SoHo House while their friend Theophilus London performed. The pair DJ’d while a fashionable crowd quite literally danced under the stars.

When we visited Adam Pavao and Sarah Ruba at their Brooklyn apartment (and at-home studio space) we were treated to a story of girl-meets-boy, the narrative colored with an exhilarating dose of inspiration. As Sarah explains, when the two met, their singular artistic paths collided, and suddenly all made sense. As New Look divides time between their native Toronto and their adopted NYC, they are greeted with ear-numbing buzz that gets louder with every release leading up to the summer debut of their full-length album. Don’t believe us? Just take a listen to their haunting single, “Numbers.” And while you’re at it, don’t miss out on their lovely podcast, crafted exclusively for Arcade44, here!

—Angela Cravens