We don’t half get sent a lot of guff here at PressPLAY, but every so often something rather special finds its way to us. One such moist-making prospect is mysterious Miami-based alternative R&B project, the LOFT.
The LOFT, down to basics, are vocalist Cristian Gomez and producer Jose Machin. The duo have been teasing their upcoming debut Anxxxious (A.S.O.V), due to be released for free on July 30 – PressPLAY has had the privilege of listening to the album in its entirety, and we’d happily pay good money for something this slick. Hell, we haven’t heard a first effort this polished since the Weeknd’s House of Balloons.
In our brief chat with the secretive outfit, it’s clear that their concept album has indeed been influenced by artistes like Abel Tesfaye, How to Dress Well, JMSN, and James Blake – certainly their sound reflects this, as Anxxxious (A.S.O.V) is an aching, adult tale of love and heartbreak over some seriously shit-hot beats.
We’ll save most of our analysis for our upcoming album review, but we’ve managed to get an exclusive premiere of the LOFT’s sound to introduce to the world: Blissful Youth is the opening track to the album, the perfect taste for what’s to come, which we dare you not to be enthralled by within the first minute. Thank us later (and maybe send us a cake while you’re at it, all this foraging us makes us very hungry.)