Out Now Here: iTunes
Quick-firing off the back of their recent Love & Other released remix of Grum’s ‘Straight To Your Heart’ via the ‘Summer of Love’ compilation, West-Midland based production trio When 5AM return to the burgeoning label with an essential two track EP titled ‘Get In Love / Castlemorton’.
‘Get In Love / Castlemorton’ contain the wholehearted aesthetics and harmonious sonics that the label holds close to it’s heart, whilst packing an undeniable substance that will see them drawn for time and time again. The delicately crafted title track ‘Get In Love’ features a silver-tongued xylophonic synth arrangement that’s underpropped by soothing pads, an opulent vocal performance as well as well thought out percussion and drum provisions.
On the flip, ‘Castlemorton’ continues on a similar vocal tip to the A-side. Featuring dramatic chord stabs, a captivating bass line and a swelling arpeggio topping, drawing for more of a rough and club-ready vibe that elegantly counterbalances this well-to-do EP.
Intricately, both tracks on the package also have a respective featured video underpinning the motives and real-life connections of their associate, with the ‘Get In Love’ video featuring clips from a short film with multiple film festival nominations by touching on the bitter-sweetness of love. The ‘Castlemorton’ video hits with a closer to home awareness in it’s footage, paying homage to a particular out door rave in Worcestershire where their older siblings had told them stories of it’s greatness.
When 5AM’s approach to writing music is never pretentious or over-complicated which certainly strikes a note whilst they carve a name for themselves with their trademark spread of sophisticated electronic grooves.