Having known each other for close to a decade, the timing is finally right for Daniel James and Courtney Paynter to unleash their music onto the world. Under the alias Upstairs Open the two are intent on producing genre-defying soundscapes that infiltrate both your soul and mind.
Debut single "You Got Love" is delightfully immersive experience, with the duel male/female vocals of James and Paynter an absolute joy. There's an ethereal quality to this one, with the melding of organic and electronic instruments contrasting the duo's gorgeous harmonies. Speaking about the track they explain:
"'You Got Love' is a song about temptation, lust, and discovery. People can become lost in curiosity, with a bittersweet understanding of knowing that when you can't have something, you want it more."
"You Got Love" is a terrific track and I can't wait to hear what else Upstairs Open have in store over the coming months.