Posted December 7, 2017 by Mike Mineo in Pop

Stello – “So In Love”

Starting as the project of frontman Kit Conway, Stello has evolved over the past couple years as one of NYC’s emerging bands, playing and impressing at the city’s various venues (Mercury Lounge, Webster Hall Studio, Knitting Factory, McKittrick Hotel, Bowery Electric, etc). The band will be dropping a series of three-song releases, which started with Apollo on 12/1. One of the standouts from that release, “So In Love” is immediately captivating, with a soaring vocal melody gliding over lush guitar work. The vocal presence reminds fondly of Alex Turner, though in a vein more akin to The Last Shadow Puppets ballads in the vein of “Meeting Place”. The track’s blissful chorus – “so in love with you” – recalls vintage soul in its melodic approach, sandwiched by enthralling, yearning verses that resound with effectiveness, particularly around 01:45 when a warm synth pad lingers in the distance. “So In Love” showcases some excellent songwriting and soulful, nocturnal vibes that linger on well past the finishing point.

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