‘You don’t break up a winning team’ is the clear & present production ethic of SHato & Paul Rockseek. Bare months after VANDIT’s stunning ‘Chasing Aeroplanes’ release, and completing the hat trick that began with ‘Losing Control’, the Czech/Slovak pair reteams with English vocalist Alex Humphreys.
The collective’s return to the studio has produced a track that’s the rarest & most elusive of things: one that’s as coolly laidback as it is supremely catchy.
Impressively touching, Alex’s imagination capturing lyrics & gifted vocal touch work seamlessly with SHato & Paul’s subtlety observed, ‘quiet storm’ of a production.
Supported atop the restrained syncopation of its tempo and drums and (early Chicane reminiscent) castaway guitar & piano strains, the heartfelt message of Alex’s lyrics couldn’t be clearer: music transcends all, no matter what.
For those of a clubbier disposition, fear not – your time will come! Floor angling interpretations of ‘ Music Gets Us Through’ are well in process. For now though kick back, think of warmer climes and enjoy the mellow brilliance of SHato, Paul & Alex’s original vision.