Toronto-based trio The Soft Season (originally Brian Gallant, Duncan Boyd but now including vocalist Amani Sabry) say the band has a more synth-driven sound than their previous musical projects. Having released the You Are Loved EP late 2018, they’re back with a new track called Northern Majesty.
A stirringly icy intro takes the listener unawares, a real statement of intent before the song fully takes flight. You can hear elements of fellow Toronto act TR/ST in the mix, dark synths and an upbeat yet rumbling bass line lending Northern Majesty a sense of club-friendly melancholy. Amani Sabry’s vocals provide the humanising thread that weaves the arrangement together, as if at one with the electronic heart of the song, imbuing the solid-state sound with an organic sheen.