Speak – “Peaks”
Austin’s SPEAK are coming off of a solid debut record, but with the release of their new track, “Peaks“, we find the synth-pop outfit’s hooks in a belated rendezvous with their influences.
The clandestine harp echoes in the beginning make way to a layered track that combs through new wave guitar, early nineties R&B rhythms, and tight vocal harmonies. Both haunting and enrapturing, the second half of the song transforms these elements into what I can only describe as one of the most infatuating tracks around this year.
To call this impressive is an understatement. Stop what you’re doing.