We simply couldn't let this one pass unheard: The Soft
's brand new (and free
) EP Hot Summer
found it's way to our inbox the other day and has quite literally been on repeat ever since. Defining The Soft's sound is not just a simple task, moving from electronically leaning coral pop to a way more mysterious build-up in the veins of Stay+/Christian Aids
(just like "Venus Breath" below): distant, reverbed vocals and partly programmed, partly physically recorded beats — varying from what sounds like a stick being beaten against the wall of a cellar door to fingers snapping to a beat in a large room. Nonetheless, the result is beautiful.
The Soft - Tropisms
The Soft - Venus Breath