LA-based duo RKCB show off their polished R&B chops on “Baptize”, a new track whose soulful croons remind of How to Dress Well’s Tom Krell. The crisp piano-synth integrated beat is a perfect fit, providing a pleasant build-up to a contagious chorus where the vocals raise in pitch, the bass-y synths widen their presence, and percussion expands from the basic handclap-led verses into a more stadium-sized fervor. On this smooth jam, RKCB manage to turn a dull tradition like baptism into some sexually-charged symbol of desire.
In addition to the excellent “Baptize”, you can stream RKCB’s other excellent track – “Comatose” – below. These two efforts clearly show that the duo of Riley Knapp and Casey Barth are going places, and fast.