Manchester psych-pop outfit Whyte Horses produced one of last year’s most enjoyable records with Empty Words, whisking us off to a land of blissful, dreamy psychedelia that sounds both familiar yet fresh.
Whyte Horses are back with a single called ‘The Best Of It‘, lifted from the aforementioned LP, it is draped in all the wonderfully uplifting and timeless tropes that makes the record such a gem. Featuring La Roux on vocals, it is a cover of an obscure late 60’s West Coast psych-folk group called Thorinshield, it captures the beautiful and joyous sound of Whyte Horses. Unsurprisingly, it is a superb piece of pop music. Marked by melancholy yet bursting with sun-kissed tones, it swaggers gently along a seductive groove as a Soul brass section weaves around La Roux’s forlorn lyrics, with an added breezy harmonies bringing a lush 60’s California-esque vibe. This is peak Whyte Horses, and their knack for borrowing from the old and creating something new and contemporary, yet simultaneously timeless
Listen to ‘The Best Of It‘ below.