Svetlana - Bali Hai

Strong contender for 'song of the year', here. This is the third track from Svetlana's EP Scorned Woman, the South Londoner's debut release. After an ambient introduction comes a meandering piano and acrobatic vocals, above a grounding beat. The refrain is incredible, as is the unpredictability of the song's structure and the eeriness of the production. It falls somewhere between Katie Dey's digital ballads and Jameszoo's electronic jazz experiments but see also, perhaps, /please/ and Laurel Halo. Demands repeat listens.

Label: n/a
Year: 2018
Genre: Electronica, Experimental Pop