i pride myself on the fact that i am pretty good with catching all of the zillions of gems that drop from the internet sky. howevs, i’m human, so it’s always great to get a “yooooooo! listen to this!” text from friends when something gets past me. i was set to crown another artist with april’s ‘you oughta know’ crown until a friend sent april + vista my way.
before hitting play, i did a quick google search on the twosome and saw that they were from da urea. im always partial to my cousin region, the dmv, so i was excited to listen. i started off with “if light escapes” and it took me back to the first time i ever heard little dragon’s “cat rider“.
april’s voice is the perfect blend of little dragon’s yukimi, e-badu, and ‘you oughta know’ alum lynette williams.
after pulling myself out of my feelings, i moved on to “hollow”. the 3:20 mark of the song had me like…
i finished the rest of the “lanterns” ep in my prayer closet. april sings her face off! even though i said i was over emo-synth sounds, i love matt vista’s production. it’s lush and makes room for live instrumentation when they perform the ep live. i jetted over to vista’s personal soundcloud and enjoyed life over there as well. i’m gonna need him to come up off that downloadable swv edit asap dohhhh!
so look guys…check out “lanterns” below, ball your eyes out, and cop whatever april + vista are selling.