Favela – Gong
Another absolutely beautiful soundscape from 22-year-old Favela. It’s been nearly a year since he stole our hearts with “Easy Yoke”, and his latest effort is another classic. Toms clash with floral harps and synthetic waves while Favela’s signature melancholic drones and subtle falsettos wash away our worries. The production here is classic and poignantly orchestrated; there’s something effortlessly classy about Favela’s experimentation with 808’s and string instruments.
“Gong” is a brilliant track that I’ve had on repeat since December. Make sure you keep a lock on this gent in the new year.