Some songs are slow-burners, taking repeated listens to squirm their way into your head and heart. Some songs are instant. They just grab you from the off, shake themselves all over you and strut off again, leaving nothing but a longing gaze and a memory. Loving You Down from Oakland’s Bells Atlas is most certainly the latter. The scrappy, scruffy percussion and the sumptuous layered vocals grab you straight away before a smooth-as-silk voice takes the reigns and guides the track through three glorious minutes of inventive instrumentation, stuttering rhythms and perfect, PERFECT, pop hooks. We’re completely smitten. Come back. Stay here. Please.
Loving You Down is the second single from Bells Atlas‘ debut EP, available now via Bandcamp.