Having released their second album Future Perfect, Present Tense earlier this year, London outfit Ten Fé are signing off on a fruitful 2019 with new double a-side single ‘Candidate’ / ‘Heaven Sent Me’.
Born from the same sessions as the aforementioned album in Oslo, ‘Candidate’ is yet another grand slice of lush and woozy indie-pop. Strutting along a hypnotising rumbling bassline-led groove, bright riffs and seductive melody flow over the beats and cowbell and draped with softly sung, deep crooning vocals. It is a neatly packed, warm and alluring lush pop vision with a potent melody, hooks and warm vibes. With ‘Candidate’, Ten Fé are sounding fresh, carefree and cheery – not a bad way to be. its companion piece is just as seductive but somewhat more forlorn. Grounded by a gently propulsive rhythmic groove, it grows from a dark cloud as synths shimmer and electronics flicker to illuminate the path for the hushed, heartfelt vocals floating overhead. Another potent and transfixing pop song
The double a-side is a wonderful way to sign off on 2019. Tune in below: