June McDoom takes a sublime approach to her alt-folk music style. Based in NYC, June brings along her early influences and heritage from Jamaica into the mix. This means gauze-smeared vocals that are as hazy and ethereal as the light guitar plucks that accompany them. It also means you’ll get backing vocals full of soul, some reggae rhythms and vintage analogue synths and production. Her new single “The City” is so warm and embracing, even if the subject matter of personal, generational and cultural change may not always be. It lulls you into a meditative sway with its rich instrumentation and the syrupy atmosphere. June glides across the top of it like a siren of time effortlessly too. I do hear a little St Vincent here, but June McDoom brings a soulful side that is often missing in modern-day music.
“The City” is taken from an as yet untitled forthcoming EP. Enjoy the glistening music video for the track below, which at times brings that 70’s vaseline sheen to life for a YouTube world. For more information on June McDoom, follow her on Instagram.
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