PYSJ - 'Om Song'
Amidst all this summer heat, 'Om Song' the latest offering from shimmering art-pop duo PYSJ was a much needed breeze of cool air. From its glacially chilled opening, the soaring vocals of Solveig Isis Sørbø, flit expressively between the accompanying, impressionistic piano-playing.
Happily, the ice-cool quality of this decidedly left-field track is not overwhelming, and as the song progresses it achieves an interesting thaw as a minimalist electronic beat is introduced. This, along with the subtle layers of additional instrumentation, steer the track into an accessible contemporary sound, a familiar neo-progressive territory which will appeal to fans of groups like Samaris or London Grammar.
All in all, 'Om Song' offers fresh, crisp, ideas packed art-pop with detectable jazzy leanings.