Introducing 14th: slinky, seductive electro-R&B

I originally wrote this for Indie Shuffle

I’ve just been blown away by this single, so I hope you enjoy it too. UK trio 14th, made up of Tracy Duodu, Tom Barber and Jack Sugden, are making slinky electro-R&B with a sensual trip hop vibe, mysterious beats, and stunning melodies.

Originally a duo called Hide Yourself, the band re-emerged from a brief hiatus with a new name, new band member and a brilliant new sound – check out their last single, Sweet Lies.

The track begins with ominous garage-y beats, before opening up with Duodo’s haunting, absolutely demanding vocals. Cinematic to a theatrical level, there’s something so dramatic and captivating about this song.

This blend of tribal-inspired rhythms with breathy R&B melodies caught me off guard, and I am completely in love. One of the most original tracks I’ve heard in some time, I cannot wait to hear more from 14th.