I haven’t stopped listening to “The Line” by Seoul since I first heard it a few weeks ago. It is one of those songs that works its way into your psyche if you let it, and at this point I would classify it as a compulsory part of my routine.
The sweetly ambient track feels like a warm breeze, and in order to optimize my enjoyment of this song, I am compelled to stare at this photograph of the Chicago Skyline around dusk. As the lead vocalist’s breathy laments fill the vastness of the synthy track (sorta reminds me of the Radio Dept., but a little more forlorn), you cannot help but feel a weirdly danceable version of a vague ennui. I simultaneously want to dance alone and fall face first onto a on overstuffed couch.
The Montreal based group also have a a really sleek, surprisingly high production music video for the track which takes you through a sexy futuristic world in case you are curious about digging in a little bit more. “The Line” is a really strong contender for my favorite low-key track of the summer–let me know if you guys agree or not.
Their debut album, I Become A Shade, arrives on June 9 via Grand Jury, and it is really promising.