There is something wonderfully fresh yet seductively familiar about Lavender Sky, the latest one from Sky Olsen. Something that sits between the songwriting and the poised production, between the crafting and the delivery, which is so seductive, that elusive x-factor that is undefinable and makes a song more than the sum of its parts.

It also covers a lot of ground, musically speaking—a song with pop infectiousness and a lilting soul energy. A song with smooth, 80’s Yacht Rock vibes and easy accessibility, and by the time the Alto-sax (correct me if I’m wrong, I usually am) drifts by for the second time, the icing is well and truly on the cake.

There is so much going on here that you won’t need to listen to another song all week.

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