Consilience – “Soft And Slow” (Stereogum Premiere)

Consilience is the alias of multi-instrumentalist Tasy Hudson. According to Merriam-Webster, consilience is also the linking together of principles from different disciplines especially when forming a comprehensive theory. The moniker fits well because that’s exactly what Hudson does musically. She melds bits and pieces of different genres to form her own brand of polished indie pop tunes. Her album Under Our Beds is due later this summer, and the lead single is “Soft And Slow.”

“Soft And Slow” isn’t some slow, sensual love track, despite its title. It’s a paragon of her deft blending abilities. Triumphant big band jazz horns soar over shimmering synths, cleverly syncopated boom-bap leaning drums, and classical piano tinges. Hudson’s rhythms and cadences switch as well, never settling into one aesthetic for too long without being disorienting due to a great command of pace and timing. Her confessional, candid lyrics hold everything together as the one penetrating constant among the constantly evolving sonics surrounding them. Listen.

Tracklist:

01 “Grim”
02 “Home Soon”
03 “Ride Out”
04 “Sober”
05 “Secrets”
06 “The Only Time I Choose”
07 “Soft and Slow”
08 “Walking Through a Dead Night”
09 “Losing Your Head”
10 “Bad Timing”

Tour dates:

07/08 Edmonton, Canada @ 9910
07/23 Victoria BC, Canada @ Copper Owl
07/28 Calgary AB, Canada @ Broken City with Jesse And The Dandelions

Under Our Beds is out 7/8.

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