The California duo bring forth an addictive and imaginative sound..
Stand out Tracks: "take you home," "queen"
Release Date: January 25th, 2019
You may know the California duo known as slenderbodies because of a little song called "anemone," which has accumulated more than 20 million streams via Spotify. Their "sotto voce" style reminds me of the classic Ying Yang Twins song, "Wait (The Whisper Song)," but turned indie-soul and with incense in the air instead of weed. Their unique vocals and aromatic instrumentals brought them comparisons to bands such as Glass Animals and Alt-J, but slenderbodies brings a Cali and heatwave feel to the similar vernacular. With the success of their 2017 EP, fabulist: extended, the duo decided to sit back and really honour what really inspired them as musicians with 2019 fast approaching. They came to the consensus that without the women in their lives, whether it be their mothers, friends, or lovers; they wouldn't be anywhere without that strong, individual feminine energy. The product of that belief is none other than their latest EP titled, soraya.
The Cali duo's new EP comes two years after their last EP fabulist: extended and 3 years after the release of their debut album sotto voce. They consider 2019 their biggest year yet and it kicks off with soraya, bringing 5 new tracks to groove right into your summer playlists. Signs of their new EP began at the end of summer 2018 with the release of their mellow, but irresistibly groovy "take you home." It's catchy elevator music that will have you riding to the top of the building just to fulfill your dancing quota for the day. It's that slow groove and scratchy vocals that hook you in and don't let go. The previously released "the one" can be found on this EP as well, taking you down towards a more comatose feeling that is hard to snap out of; keeping you connected to their California dream. "King" gives us John Mayer-type guitar chords and a constant kick drum that stays on tempo with the vocals that come from every angle. It's a musical daze that continues with "queen," carrying vocals that sound like they get raspier with every chorus. Along with "queen," the opening track of the EP "better like that" is a new one that sees light for the first time on soraya diving right into their kaleidoscope sound. With airy guitar chords, atmospheric synths and complimentary drums, slenderbodies bring the perfect blend of day dreaming and deep thought with soraya.
Stream the album here via Spotify and watch the visuals to their track "king" below. You can also find all the tracks off soraya on our Burn Slow Vibes playlist via Spotify.