Last year's "Laguna Limited" by ESCHES is still one of the most hauntingly beautiful pieces I've ever featured.
The lush indie-soul that the US/German singer-songwriter creates finds another harbor in "Levitate Us" - a mesmerizing key-driven piece that offers an abstract escape via soothing vocals and organic sounds. He shares:
"Levitate Us" has this pull to it - musically and lyrically, it's heading somewhere, constantly. I love the fact that it has these quirky little nuances, like rhythmic layers that almost sound like an animal trying to break free, and multiple sonic worlds just melting together. The song was developed in three steps - I wrote it on a basic instrumental I produced, then OSIVE, Sixtus Preiss and I had these super intense sessions in Vienna, then we finished it by just sending things around. Brave new world, so to speak. I have the feeling this process definitely worked for the track - it's about negotiating distance, and this naive sort of honesty. I added the Rhodes in the very end, it's great when sounds and lyrics resonate together as one.
This song about distance and hopeful naivity will surely melt you.