The Minneapolis, Minnesota husband and wife duo met during their college years and both knew they were destined to walk a musical path together. Chris and Rebekah Bartels brought Bora York into the limelight in 2012 and have been working on the upcoming album Emotion Vertigo for over four and a half years. Music Week is able to share the third track to be lifted from the album, 'Something Fine' for the first time below.
On their newest offering, Rebekah’s honeyed vocals sit beautifully atop 80’s synth detailing and upbeat electronics, just before another catchy chorus erupts. The duo’s “pop-tinkering” pays off particularly well on this track, resulting in a gorgeous, compelling single steered by a singer who knows her way around a melody.
“‘Something Fine’ is the most obvious love song we’ve ever written. Just an over-the-top, purposeful, positive love song. The meanings behind a lot of the lyrics I write are often a bit buried, a bit elusive. With this album, especially with “Something Fine” and “The Script”, I wanted to paint a very clear picture for once. Some writers are great at that - telling a story and making it clear, yet unique. I felt like challenging myself in that regard this time around”, says the duo about the song.
Citing inspiration from bands such as Toro y Moi, J. Views, Tame Impala, Night Moves, Bon Iver, Novo Amor, Tourist, Bora York’s sound is as vast as their influences with parallels to the passionate vocal structures of Chelsea Cutler, blended with the pop sensibilities of Kygo.
Emotion Vertigo is set for release on 8 November via Anthem Falls Music, pre-order here.
Artist: Bora York
Sounds Like: Chelsea Cutler, Kygo
Single name: ‘Something Fine’
Release date: 25th October