Sometimes we get so concerned with the future that we forget about the now. It’s not all that surprising really; we live in uncertain times, and we get other people’s successes thrown in our face through social media. It’s easy to worry about things falling apart or that you’re not progressing as much as everyone else, but sometimes the harder you try to grasp something the more likely it is to slip through you fingers. Sometimes you have to just take a step back, have faith that you’re on the right path, and trust in yourself to get to where you want to be at your own pace. That feeling is captured brilliantly by Cincinnati based artist Curt Kiser on his new track ‘Patience’, with a welcome reminder that “it’s not always better on the other side”. Curt delivers that message under his Carriers moniker with an expansive blend of Americana and dream pop that will delight fans of The War On Drugs. Throw in the fact that the track features Bryan Devendorf of The National and John Curley of The Afghan Whigs and it makes ‘Patience’ everything that an indie fan could ever ask for.
If you are a fan of mellow and mesmerising electropop then I have one hell of a treat for you, as the debut single from new London duo VŌS is right up your street. Crafting a sound somewhere between James Blake and Oh Wonder, ‘Patience’ is a simple and effective first foray for this promising pair. Created around understated electronica, where each note is polished to perfection, everything is in its place, and not one unnecessary element crops up to muddy the waters. It’s a seamless single, so finely formed that it could have been expertly crafted from blown glass. Electropop is very “in” right now, and even so, there are few examples that match ‘Patience’ for sheer class and elegance.