London trio Qtier make anti-thems. You won't find rousing choruses, piercing leads, or electric solos on their debut single "Still". You won't be tempted to lift your hands, to stomp the ground, to throw your face to the sun.
You might feel like going for an evening drive, letting the streetlights whisk past you, feeling the dormant hum of a whole city caged in warm homes. You might listen extra close to the rhythms and murmurs of the busied earth around you.
With gradating layers atop a steady pulse, "Still" plummets forward with sleek, skillful motion. Vocal loops swirl over neatly patterned instrumentation. Tightly gridded but inextinguishably alive, the track evokes a perfect urban matrix. It sounds like a mystery, but it's really a map--a personal guide to whatever city happens to be winking in the dark outside your window.