Fresh from the upcoming album Olive Green, Deleralo is quick to hit with impact as this superb new single emerges.
Immediate soul via vocal clarity and a crisp yet intimate finish, backed up by organic guitars and an upfront drum-line, effectively blending jazz-cafe vibes with those of a big-band set-up and alternative trip-hop united – Green Oxford is a refreshing trip down a rhythmic, melodic pathway towards peak relaxation and good vibes.
Every once in a while, a song of this kind of creative, genre-blending nature, emerges to broad embrace – usually as part of the mid-section of some otherwise high-energy, mainstream-focused album from the likes of Fatboy Slim (back in the day). Lately, the underlying groove is more commonly found as the lo-fi backing track that students and late-night workers can turn to – it’s a means of easing the weight of the world and responsibility.
In this case, the single blends all of these qualities and purposes, amidst a surprisingly clean-cut and powerful leading fragment of melody and concept. The result is something decidedly addictive, and far too short for a single listen to suffice.
Really nicely crafted, professional yet passionate – and a fine indication of, hopefully, what can be expected from the upcoming full-length project.