Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Ariana and the Rose and RKCB - Love You Lately

This is exactly the kind of sound that made me fall in love with RKCB way back when they were the most illusive duo on the planet. An apt choice of song for Valentine's Day, don't you think? The worst Hallmark holiday of them all is today celebrated through the medium of a dark and emotional R&B injected pop music. It's just quite on brand for me, I think. I don't believe that I've ever stumbled across Ariana and the Rose before, but obviously she is a performing artiste, based both in London and New York, which is exciting. Although, in saying that, I've never been to New York but I essentially imagine it to be exactly the same as London just on a different continent.

As will hopefully be obvious by this point, Ariana DiLorenzo has teamed up with one of my favourite duos, Riley Knapp and Casey Barth, better known by their combined initials, RKCB. Someone on the YouTube video for this song commented that it sounds like 'Love You Lately' was produced by Flume and although RKCB did an in-house job on this one, it really does scream Flume. RKCB have been involved in a few collaborations of late but none of them seem to have affected the duo's integrity or their unique sound, especially when they've put out their own EP in the midst of everything else they're working on. I'd also like to give a nod to the colour scheme used on 'Love You Lately's artwork because that is an absolute dream.

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