“Lux Luv” is a superb track released today from Favours, a duo from Toronto comprised of Alex Zen and Jacq Andrade. Murky vocals and prancing synths establish a mysterious soundscape to start, with guitar twangs sporadically emerging alongside a dual-vocal twist. The chorus emerges as a melodic gem, especially as both vocals converge past the one-minute mark. The duo cite new-wave and post-punk as stylistic influences, noting OMD and John Maus specifically. Favours achieve a gripping, darkly melodic soundscape as well. I’m also reminded fondly of fellow Canadian act TOPS, especially during this excellent hook. “Lux Luv” has me excited for what’s next from Favours.
“Lux Luv” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of May 2020’ Spotify playlist.
The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Emerging Dream-Pop and Post-Punk.