RIYL: Japanese Breakfast, St. Vincent, Andrew Bird
Over three years ago, Rich introduced us to the work of Caroline Sans’ project, Sur Back, at the time when the Floridian released her single “Occam’s Razor”. She was a hidden gem, and today she has emerged as one of America’s rising stars. Check that, one of the world’s most exciting innovators. Her new single is unlike anything currently out there.
Part symphony, part electronic, part pop-rock, and 100% dazzling, “Valentino” is a masterful mélange of styles, textures, and influences. Plucky violin, steely electric guitar, soaring synths and keys, and popping percussion are heard on this carnival of a song. Although the multiple layers and sounds seem conflicting, it somehow works brilliantly. It’s like seeing an unusual concoction of ingredients on a plate yet put together they explode in your mouth. Only with “Valentino”, Sans the musical chef has made our minds erupt and, thus, introduced us to a new world of possibilities.
The song is taken from Sur Back’s new EP, Kitsch II, which drops February 23rd.