Posted September 17, 2020 by Mike Mineo in Dream-Pop + Shoegaze

Premiere: COOL HEAT – “Step Out”

We’re happy to premiere “Step Out,” a consuming track from COOL HEAT. Out tomorrow, the track shows a serenely engaging sound led by lush vocals, calming synths, and chugging guitars. In terms of atmosphere, I’m fondly reminded of M83 — a touch of ’80s nonchalance with a modern edge. 01:20 sees a lovely, bouncy bridge gradually accompanied by synths — leading back into the satiating vocal melody. “Step Out” is a soaring success from COOL HEAT, certainly a promising project.

The track comes via the project’s upcoming EP, out 10/23 on Green Witch Recordings.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine. Send your music to [email protected].