Top Tracks: VŌS – Tide

Following the success of their first release ‘Patience‘, charming electropop duo VŌS are back again with their latest single. With the gorgeous vocals of Dawn Moss stealing the spotlight, ‘Tide’ introduces some soulful R&B elements into the mix, alongside electronic elements reminiscent of Bon Iver. The chilled out vibes of its stripped back intro set a smooth and soothing atmosphere, with the subtle grooves of the latter half of the track building and enticing you to get your body moving, without you even realising it. Yet again VŌS have provided a perfect example of what electropop is all about, and remain amongst the best examples of the genre I’ve heard all year. Robin Pearkes and Dawn Moss are onto another winner with this one, and are well on their way to becoming Belwood favourites.

Top Tracks: VŌS – Patience

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.