Gentle, soothing and deliciously delicate, the debut offering from Aussie lad RX Y – also the first release from chic Stockholm label Dumont Dumont – is definitely one to tease those awaiting the return of Bon Iver (aren’t we all).
No, whichever page you’ve minimised hasn’t redirected you to the latest ‘This Winter On The BBC’ ident, though it’s an easy mistake to make; those cooing, pipe-like opening vocals entwined with XX-esque tiptoeing acoustic guitars could easily soundtrack a montage of freshly-produced Christmas films (media moguls: you heard it here first).
A cup-of-tea of a track, this is as melancholy as it is warming. And clocking in at a modest 2:50, it’s over before you’ve had time to finish said mugful; subtly sneaking away somewhat sooner than expected. There’s a certain loneliness to RY X’s ethereal bleating, but it’s a comforting kind of emptiness – meek and minimalistic as it needs to be.
Wandering across tales of heartache and visceral imagery Justin Vernon himself would be proud of, ‘Berlin’ is an exciting start that brings promise for both this talented new artist and this record label as they gradually edge in to the blogosphere’s focus.
Check out 'Berlin' on RY X's Soundcloud
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