HOT on the heels of the languid sunbliss of “South Of”, celebrating their side of the Thames, PELA today release the honeyed summer melodies of “Reverie”.
It’s a more uptempo offering than their last; it glimmers with electronics and a soft soul shuffle, all hand claps and the suggestion of beats, over which Hannah Coombes’ mellifluous, clear tones sit perfectly.
A distant sax, as if heard across a sunset park, drifts in and out; blissful electronica builds the tune with a gentle city-streets power, courtesy the production chops of Ollie Shelton. Like much of their work so far, it’s a summer evening in four minutes.
“A lot of love went into ‘Reverie’,” they explain: “Both in terms of the time it took to get the sound and the way we both feel towards it. We landed on this version as it captures what the song is about: a dreamlike state.
“Dom Walker is on the sax, he’s pretty much an honorary PELA member and really added a lot to this one.”
If When Ollie and Hannah release an album, it will be displacing a lot of time-honoured high-summer grooves from the deck. Shuffle up, Groove Armada; if you’d be so kind, Air.
PELA’s “Reverie” is released by Iridiscent Records today, July 10th.
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