R + (pronounced R Plus) is a bit of a mystery to us. There’s not a lot of information out there as yet, and a very limited media profile. However, you’ll agree there’s something very special about the song, and those vocals.
First up, the vocals: they remind me of Dido, but without a big sign pointing me in that direction l could just as likely be wrong. There’s certainly that fresh and emotive quality to them that she’s known for. But if it’s not her, it’s certainly a moving and memorable performance.
The track itself is in a similar vein: it doesn’t try to be anything other than what it is. Balearic beat at its sublime finest, it is as much about mood as it is about melody, setting a scene rather creating one. Drenched in summer sun, daybreak moments and soft breezes, memories and filigrees, it’s a waking daydream. Regardless of who supplies the vocals, this is a summer chillout anthem in the making
Out now on Loaded Records, Summer Dress is the first single to be taken the upcoming album by R + which is due out later this year. You can find out more about R + in the upcoming weeks by checking out their Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts.