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Gourmet - Yellow
May 25, 2017
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Spaghetti Boy is at it again. Cape Town-based multi-instrumentalist and producer Gourmet brings us his second offering in the space of two weeks. Following the techno-leaning pop gem, "Delicious," "Yellow" enters a bit closer to where we left off from Gourmet's 2015 debut album, Cashmere.

It executes a bold use of synth jabs, but in a sweet-spot manner, reminiscent of Jai Paul where they still remain playful rather than too jarring. The beat rolls and bounces between the synth jabs and the silky, articulate vocals. The lyrics display a confidently sincere balance of awkwardness and tenderness that we're familiar with from Cashmere but dip in and out of reality more than before:

"Finger tips / Unzip / Clitoris / Lips / I'm flickering anxiousness / I'm sipping on gin and worthless tips from people I'm in love with."

Much like "Delicious," "Yellow" also comes with a preview video - produced by the studio, label and collective which Gourmet co-runs, 1991. The use of colors and framing is hella fun and really brightens up the opening of the song. The preview video theme is a great device of intrigue–I'm left wondering what to expect next from Gourmet. We'll just have to see.  

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Tags: Editor's Pick, indie pop, dance, pop
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