If there is a sweet spot between the realms of pop, chillwave and ambient soundscaping, then Slowly Burning Feelings, the new one from Draumr, fits right into it. Like many great songs, how you categorise it depends on which side you approach it from, like the colours of a gemstone being held up to the light.

Angle it one way, and there is something of the 80’s pop ballad about it; turn it another, and you encounter the lush tones and textures that it is built on, and a third spin reveals the mellow sophistication which comes from these kaleidoscopic musical hues: a gorgeous song, a dreamlike affair but a song that never sacrifices structure for effect.

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