Sebastiaan Dutilh & Belle Doron, the duo behind the Amsterdam electronic outfit CUT_ showcase a new side to their sound on “It’s On”, the first preview to their sophomore EP “Blind = Bliss” due March 2nd via PIAS.
As Belle‘s whispery vocals make an enchanting entrance, trip-hop and electronic-pop quickly converge together. “It’s On” takes the best of both worlds, connecting the creative dots between the 90’s seminal trip-hop scene while still committing to CUT_‘s electro-pop roots. As a result, we hear echoes of the crepuscular ambient textures of post dub-step and trip-hop but also more current influences from Lorde in the vocals or Jamie XX production-wise.
Atop guitar licks and nocturnal synth arrangements, Belle reflects on an ending relationship that she doesn’t want to give up on explaining:
While most Dutch enjoy camping in France, CUT_ escaped to the French Alpes for two weeks in a secluded cabin to create the new EP. Listening to “It’s On” doesn’t really take you to those breathtaking views. It’s more of a late-night introspective affair taking you on a night drive with the windows down going to some far-off destination beyond the headlights. It’s fair to say the fresh air and lack of WiFi put them in a very optimal creative mindset and we’re looking forward to hear the full result.
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