Future Islands – Seasons (Waiting on you) (4AD)

The first peep for a couple of years from the Baltimore three piece and how good it is to hear from them, on their new label having moved from Thrill Jockey.

This single doesn’t depart too far from their signature sound – that is to say, emotive and emotional electro pop (post wave, some people venture) with singable synth lines, propulsive bass and the completely persuasive and soulful croon/growl of Sam Herring. The growl isn’t quite in full flow on this track (hopefully it hasn’t been decommissioned to suit the bigger label step-up) but it’s still one of the most beautiful vocal instruments anywhere.

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