Soft-Pop Duo Soft Streak Drop Swirling New Singles
We’re suckers for soft-pop duo Soft Streak and we can’t help it. Ever since we first heard them earlier this year, we’ve had their EP Late Bloomer in the back of our minds, resting quietly among the wreckage like a beacon of hope.
Just a few weeks ago, Tori and Colton released two new songs — “Wallow” and “Oranges” — that have taken us back to the swirling dreaminess and subtle electronica that made us fall for Soft Streak in the first place.
First up is “Wallow,” a song about exactly what you think — it’s a moody, swooping track narrating the endless pit of floundering that occurs as a result of unrequited love. Tori tells it all, “Oh, I wallow, I wallow, til I feel like enough,” her drowsy old-school vocals the thread that ties the song together from beginning to end among dizzying layers of thick bass and shoegaze swirls. After the magic and despair of “Wallow,” Soft Streak lead us to “Oranges,” the mature conclusion to its predecessor’s denial. It’s a really gorgeous song, coming down from its melodic heights sometimes to sparkle before it soars once again. There’s a melancholy to “Oranges,” expected as Soft Streak reflect on expired love, but tender guitar treatment and soft trills sent like shooting stars offer a sonic reprieve to alleviate any sleepy sadness we’ve been given. Soft Streak make the lushest lullabies.