This track inspired a hot summer house playlist, but then I couldn’t find enough comparable sounds. Instead of blaming this on my investigative skills, credit goes to Kidnap Kid and Lotti for creating their own space.
“Thin Lines” intros with Lotti voicing a Mariah run, before maracaesque percussion plays with synth and piano to mirror the weightless comfort of disco, R&B, and classic house. When Lotti jumps back in the ring, lifted by the momentum of irresistibly intertwined production, I’m sold. She holds a timeless appeal, comparable to rising vocalists Sinead Harnett and Jessie Ware, and Kidnap Kid relays her gift with masterful ease.
Even the lyrics move along with poetic grace, as Lotti sings, “Stars fill my mind/I’m building constellations/Walking under empty skys/I’m wondering where it went wrong/Now you’re just a shadow of somebody that I used to know.” Despite the track being about heartbreak, it wears like the perfect pair of boyfriend jeans.
If you’re also hooked, look forward to the release of “Thin Lines” this weekend, June 30 on Black Butter Records. In the meanwhile, catch Kidnap Kid and Lotti on Facebook here and here.