By Vee D
This is a debut single that stops you in your tracks to find out who it is you are hearing. As you reach for Shazam on your phone or wait in hope that the DJ gives you some clue to help you locate this essential piece of audio candy you can hardly breathe or wait another moment.
Like when you first heard Gnarls Barkley’s ‘Crazy’ or Ben Pearce’s ‘What I Might Do’, Drake’s ‘Passion Fruit’ or some other blissful earworm you just knew was an instant classic able to stand the test of time which you would be playing on repeat for years to come, with no fear of growing tired of it.
These are the true joys of great pop and dance music. Described on the YouTube video in hashtag speak as #Ibiza #Poolside #House you quickly get the vibe we’re heading for, but this does also bare the hallmarks of a deeper, hugely intelligent artist at work. The lyricism and wit of Sleaford Mods comes to mind, and there is that dash of British punk about Scooby’s swagger, but essentially this purest of soul voices able to see with his voice what you’d only imagine Stevie Wonder sees with his inner vision is just a thing to behold, whilst his co-conspirator, producer and multi-instrumentalist Ben Jones (Kelly Rowland, Tinie Tempah, Lalah Hathaway) locks us into a moog heavy groove until there’s just nowhere left to hide. This is poolside vibing to the max. It is to that inner dancefloor or die. Cue shoulder shuffle and some big smiles.