We can all agree that 2020 has been an unexpected year. So it seems fitting that nu-jazz outfit The Steve McQueens have delivered a delightfully unexpected track. Their new single "Firefly" brings together an unlikely mash-up of electronica, neo-soul, and technical jazz. And the result is an odd yet magnetic song. In that, the track jolts the listener with abrupt mood changes and hypnotizes with Eugenia Yip's sensual vocals.
It's been a while between drinks for the four-piece outfit from Singapore, with their previous release being 2017 LP TERRAЯIUM. Gearing up for their upcoming EP release Tape Ends, "Firefly" serves as the EP's lead single and hints at a bold new direction for the band. If experimental nu-jazz has never been on your radar before, then this unexpected year is the time to give tracks like "Firefly" a listen.