02 May, 2017

[EP PREMIERE] STAC – Perpetual

The mystique 5-track EP from self-produced artist STAC, sees as the follow up release to her debut album, released on WahWah45s. STAC takes the helm on songwriting and production, along with co-production help from Memotone (William Yates).  

Hailed by Gilles Peterson as the EP's finest cut, 'Me and You' arises as the lead from the EP, it’s a cut that seems to introduce STAC’s music to newcomers. Her compelling songwriting accompanies achingly beautiful melodies with a Badu-esque cool, the record delivers an element of timelessness captivated by Stac's effortlessly angelic vocal delivery. Styled with staccato pianette and blossomed vocals, the second half leads the track into a parade of brass, strings, vocal harmonies, drum pads, electronic samples and a helicopter. An idiosyncratic mix of live and electronic sounds, the track captivates the quirky personality of the entire EP.


Already championed on Julie Adenuga's show (Beats 1), 'Harp' is a relaxed cut, going back to basics with plucked guitar chords and lyrics of passionate story-telling, it makes as a defining moment in the EP. Moving bristly on to 'Hippo Love' and 'Perpetual' that incorporate soul and jazz effortlessly in a diverse framework of poignant drum-grooves and energetic keyboard progressions. Being such a venturesome listening experience, it makes as one of the most exciting releases of the year thus far and we’re happy to holding the exclusive listen.

Catch STAC at her EP Release show on 6th May at Archspace, Haggerston


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Words by Cole Samson
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