“Next Level” is an upcoming single from the experimental artist Plastic Teardrops’ latest album “Close to the Ground”. Usually he is better known for his unique mixes of Trip Hop and Downtempo Acoustic, yet Next Level is a striking ballad featuring ethereally clear female vocals. As much as I adored the single, and as tolerant as I can be of the organic nature of Lo Fi sound, the single wasn’t the easiest to listen to at high volume. Yet, it’s tangible that the Barcelona-based artist and producer has a clear talent for aural expression with his Urban rhythms, contemporary composition style and subtle transitions between the single.
You’ll have to wait a little longer for the release of Next Level, but you can check out the singles from Plastic Teardrops’ album which have already been released via Bandcamp now.
Review by Amelia Vandergast