Thursday, November 6, 2014

Stick This In Your MP3 Player: "Wandering Star" by Poliça

A hazy, sensual song that glides along with a sparse, blown-out beat and some funky bass riffs. The mood of the honey-voiced lead singer's words about loneliness and longing are matched by a single violin that drones in the background.

Comparisons to Portishead are appropriate here. It's not Soul per se, but a modern variation that nicely captures the essence of it by so-slightly distorting the music in a way that compliments the singer's state of mind.

I'm still listening and liking this song two years after I first heard it.

Courtesy of Minnesota Public Radio's The Current Song of the Day. (Link)

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