All trends are cyclical, and while it's influence on music isn't always glaringly obvious, music is often firmly in the clutches of one resurgence or another. In this case, Toby Corton & His Band By Chance are the epitome of the current renaissance in pop with "Giving Up".
Bossa nova meets British soul, held together by a modern indie pop overtone. An unlikely concoction that may be, but that's exactly what makes this London-based talent a rarity. "Giving Up" could perfectly soundtracks a melancholic Summer's afternoon, whilst Toby warms up our winter with sounds, drawn from a familiar palette. The amber-hued vignette is a touching ode to the relationship shared with his grandmother, with the centrepiece of the visual a live performance in her lounge. "Giving Up is a standout release from this indelible talent. Make sure to listen on Spotify here.