Best Friend – “Full Colour”


Just released today, “Full Colour” is an ideal chill-inducer for the upcoming long weekend, with a summer-y tranquility that can serve as a reprieve within the crowded midst. The work of Best Friend – a production trio from London who slice up old 12-inches and YouTube videos and reassemble them into summery, soulful chill hop beats – the track features on their new mixtape Weekend With Best Friend. An alternation of perky higher-pitched vocals and chilled-out low-tone coolness make for a striking contrast in the vocals, which align with dazzling string flourishes and gentle percussion for a wonderfully hypnotic feel. The glistening harp-like effect at mid-point is a particularly memorable addition, reminding aesthetically of Avalanches’ classic Since I Left You at points. This is a sample-driven gem with scenic production and a hazy, tranquil vibe fit for summer’s arrival.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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