We try and avoid pop here at Wonderland. Mostly so our mates will think we’re cool, but let’s be honest, our last few covers show where our hearts truly lie. We’re slaves to the pop bangers, worshipping the likes of The 1975, Selena Gomez and Katy Perry. London duo Ten Fé might be a world away from Gomez and K-Pez but they’re treading the same tracks as Matty Healy and Co. with their unabashed pop sheen. The unsigned pair, Ben Moorhouse and Leo Duncan, have been powering the Hype Machine since the release “In The Air” dropped in December last year.
Up next they’re offering “Elodie”, a shimmering slice of heartfelt performance and polished production. With outer-space digi-sounds like laser guns decorating the pair’s lush harmonies, you get tripped out of their comfortable piano melodies. Ben takes the lead with his oh-so-dreamy voice longing on this love song. “We were watching these dark, nostalgic films like Place Beyond The Pines and Drive and that bleak, expansive portrayal of America crept into the psyche,” explained Ben and Leo. “The song is the narration of a story between two lovers, inspired by those kinds of characters: intensely romantic as well cold and distant at the same time”. “Elodie” sounds like a lovesick sigh translated into a tune, the kind of lovesick you like to be. A confusing mix of melancholic and uplifting, Ten Fé are taking you through all the feelings in five minutes. Imagine how emotional the album’s going to be. We’re be here, waiting impatiently.