- Album Review: Best Youth - 'Highway Moon' - 8/108/10
Whilst Portuguese duo Best Youth saw their debut album Highway Moon achieve success in Portugal upon its release, the pair have now decided to re-release it worldwide, to reach as many ears as possible.
Opening with the fuzzy beats and hazy melodies of the enticing ‘Red Diamond’, the album showcases the subtle power of Catarina Salinas’ vocals alongside the duo’s ability to create delightfully dreamy, electronic soundscapes.
As the sparkling ethereal splendour of tracks such as ‘Black Eyes’ reminds of fellow duo The XX, the glitchy beats and catchy hooks of ‘Mirrorball’ oozes shades of ‘90s dancefloors, whilst ‘When All The Lights Go Down’ will send shivers down your spine with its delicate emotive grace. Treating us to an array of different genres and moods, fused together to create this alluring collection, Best Youth are sure to charm the ears of many with this re-release.
Whether you’d like to be swept away by the waves of soaring electronic grandeur found in ‘Sunbird’, or simply sit back and relax with the seductive, jazz-inspired vibes of ‘Infinite Stare’, you’re bound to find something on Highway Moon to calm and comfort your soul at a time when our souls need all the calming and comforting they can get.
The re-release of Highway Moon is out 26 May via Station 5.