A new single from the duo After, “The Dove” exudes a soaring mystique in its glistening keys, dreamy vocals, and emerging trip-hop percussive flair. Graham Epstein and Justine Dorsey craft a compelling soundscape throughout, melding a sort of Kate Bush nostalgia with more ’90s trip-hop innerworkings.
An initially understated sound is led by glowing keys prancing amidst Dorsey’s lush vocal composure, evolving with gripping rhythmic intensity prior to the one-minute turn. The track’s evolution proves riveting from there, particularly in a mid-point with added guitar lines and vocal emotion. “The Dove” is a beautiful display of songwriting from After.
This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of October 2023’ Spotify playlist.