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Nick Rosen (aka SLOANE) is sharing his new song "Good at Pretending" this week, but we've got an early listen.

The infectious new track, featuring Perry Bancs, is officially out on Friday but it's premiering today on Variance, offering up another preview of the jazz prodigy-turned-soundtrack guru's upcoming EP.

"I like to make up narratives in my head about situations and people and sometimes these narratives can run away from me and take on lives of their own," he says. "Sometimes I find it hard to be present and really deal with the realities of situations or relationships. This song is about becoming so good at pretending things are a way that can feel easier to deal with because reality can be too harsh."

Of working with Bancs, Rosen says: "Perry Bancs is one of my best friends and co-wrote / vocal produced my whole EP that this song is a part of. Perry is one of my favorite people/artists/writers who always gets the best out of me and any artist that he works with. He just released his debut single last month 'All Okay' and I have been playing it non-stop; honored to have Perry on this song with me and stoked for much more from him coming up"

Having discovered a love for jazz as a teenager, after college, Rosen worked his way into film and television, recording with Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino on scores for Super 8, Star Trek, LOST and more. He also served as music director for a number of L.A. hotspots such Bardot and The Sayers Club, where he ended up performing live with the likes of Prince, Jamie Foxx, Perry Farrell, Bruno Mars, Common and more.

Watch the video for the new song below.