Having just spent five hours on public transport and the rest of the day battling the London hate machine, the tranquil vibes of ‘Lights’ from Midlands two — possibly-soon-to-be-three — piece Atlas have calmed me right down. Treading a delicate line between melancholy and optimism, delayed details of guitar combine with twinkling elements of synth to produce a contemplative and ornate tune. Soft vocals from Emily Harris further serve to complement the subtle complexities of the beat and add an ardent touch to an already emotionally loaded track.
I’d be surprised, not to mention disappointed, if we didn’t see any full releases from these guys sometime soon. Listen/download below.
Also, fuck London buses.