I love the way that Strange Place, the new single from Bon Feu, seems to start out in quite calm and reserved, soulful and ambient realms and then, in small, occasional inscruments, adds some strange sonics to the proceedings – raw, edgy, warped slashes of guitar, twinkling piano lines, increasingly brooding tones and textures – as it goes.
These are never enough to get in the way of the main body of the song, but they certainly add intrigue and interest as the song heads towards its final destination.
It’s a great song, restrained, understated and just off-beat enough to make it stand out. And, like any good single, it is enough to make you go and check out more of Bon Feu’s work. It’s what I did.