I’m not sure if anyone’s mentioned it, or if you’d noticed, but it’s quite warm outside? In typically British fashion, the last days of summer are rolling round and giving us a surprise scorcher. Helping us see out the season in a suitably jubilant climax is the sound of 20-year-old Andres Alcover, AKA Echo Child, with new single “Way To The Sun”. Having already racked up column inches with previous musical outfits, our hopes are high for the young talent.
“Way To The Sun” breaks out with the slacker twang of a deliciously lazy riff, the kind you’d expect from the king of summer bliss, Mac Demarco. But don’t be fooled, there’s no attempt at imitation here, the single unfolds into fizzing synth power chords that’ll transport you straight back to the tropical electro-pop hype of mid noughties. Vocal lines layered over one another, Andres hollers out on the toplines before breaking out into an instantly danceable bridge framed by some more of those buzzing synths we’re so besotted with. Hurry up and hit repeat for the rest of the week and delay the inevitable creeping in of winter.