Warbling, floating and dancing their way into our hearts is the emerging Chicago duo j. pastel, aka Chase Durrett and Casey Bruce. The pair first got together in the summer of 2019 when they discovered a shared vision for the kind of music that they wished to make. That vision recently became a little more real with the release of their fantastic single ‘Senegal’.
As the band succinctly say, “Senegal is a song about going to the ends of the earth to be with the person you love. It could be anywhere, but as long as you’re together it doesn’t matter.”
Infused with 80s pop and a dreamy production, j. pastel delivers airy vocals, vibrant guitars, playful synths and one hell of a funky bassline throughout ‘Senegal’. The last of which undoubtedly is the driving force behind the head-nodding, foot-tapping, booty-wiggling rhythm of this lusciously flowing listen.
Recently signed to independent record label SUR:KIT, we really hope that j. pastel has more in store for the addicted new listeners. We’re watching this space closely!
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