The best way I can describe the song “Recollection” by Keep Shelly in Athens is that listening to it feels like waking into a dream. The four-minute track is a kaleidoscope of hazy, hypnotic sounds: gentle synth distortions, airy vocals, and swelling beats that makes the song feel simultaneously tangible and intangible. While the Greek duo — whose band name is a pun off the Athenian neighborhood of Kypseli — offers a slew of harder-hitting, more-lounge-less-loungepants songs on their newly released album, At Home, it’s the lucid dreaminess of “Recollection” that we fall for, again and again.
What are you guys listening to this week?
Thumbnail photo by Tolis Elefantis, via Keep Shelly in Athens.