My favourite new thing out of Halifax, Canada is Harley Alexander. While his sound can most obviously be aligned with the groovy smoothness of fellow Canadian acts Mac Demarco and Homeshake, Alexander differentiates himself with the emphasis of melodic textures and vocal range. It's something else.
"Passin' Through" acts as a follow-up to the release of debut album Universal Love, which was independently released back on Feb 26 of this year. Tracks like "Memory Mobile" and "Scaredey Cats" have kinda stuck with me ever since.
Now with the year 2014 coming to a close, Alexander has proved to continue to keep the psych-post-pop flowing with "Passin' Through". While the tune depicts chillwave dreamy vibes much like his earlier offerings, it manages to take a step forward in the right aesthetic direction by channeling a new sense of sophistication. The sound in turn captures the best of both worlds: Harley Alexander's chops and his easy going, coastal charm.