Soulful and raspy vocals carve their way through a rising sense of anticipation as this trip hop-kissed new ambiently distant release emerges.
Melodically pure, almost freestyle in expression and the long-form outpouring of the voice, Reach Out / Black Cat offers a post-four-minute journey through lo-fi piano and hip hop rhythms united.
The voice delves in poetically and honestly alike, covering self-reflection and observations from the outside world in equal parts, ultimately connecting for its level of realness and emotion united.
The production remains mellow for the most part, but that rising anticipation, this feeling that there’s more to come, consistently lingers.
The latter half sees the passion increase, the voice delivers this and the production aids it – further layers intertwining, a clear build-up at play but in a subtle, creatively fresh manner.
Brilliant writing, a little festival ready in reverb and repeat, rhythm and good energy. There’s also a more complex undertone, and a far heavier outro that redirects things to a striking degree.
DVTE keeps listeners on their toes, and it works. Fearlessly committed to the moment. Well worth a listen.