Is trip-folk a genre yet? If it isn’t then this enigmatic UK duo will soon make it so! Whilk and Misky released their debut EP in the UK last year, but it seems that their unique sound is just now making its way to US shores. Babe I’m Yours is their latest single, and it had me mesmerized at first listen.
Like the duo’s name, Babe I’m Yours seamlessly mixes two seemingly incompatible genres. It combines a minimalist, trip-hop inspired beat and folk instrumentals to create an incomparable fusion. Its Spanish guitars, clapping percussion and drawling vocals give the song an earthy quality, but the hollowed out beat and minimalist production take on a more enigmatic tone. It might not be the most exciting song, its smooth vibe is quite easy to lose yourself in, and will surprise you with its enrapturing sound.
Whilk and Misky’s sound is both intriguing and refreshing. Babe I’m Yours is a unique listen, with an atmospheric soung that is perfect for any time that you need to chill out and relax, or even think about life’s greater mysteries. This duo is definitely one to keep watching.
Final Score: 3/5