The positively brilliant Channel Tres has put forward a new, soulful house single called “Skate Depot”- which is lifted from his upcoming, I Can’t Go Outside,album/mixtape. The track pays homage to that nostalgic, free-floating feeling of putting on a pair of roller skates and spinning your cares away in a strobe-lit skating rink.
Everything about this cut – from Tres’ understated baritone vocals to the tune’s blissfully catchy melody and ear-worm rhythm – is easy to fall in love with. The song’s lyrics (and Mancy Gant directed video) masterfully play up a sleek and sexy West Coast spirit while sidestepping any cheesy potholes that are commonly found whenever newer artists try to capture a throwback vibe. This is the sort of mood-lifting jewel that will sorely be needed during the final days of this hellacious year. Press play and enjoy!