GL: “What Happened To Us?”
GL is the new project from Ella Thompson and Graeme Pogson of the Australian soul/funk band The Bamboos. On their own they make slick throwback ’80s synth pop, but they still haven’t completely deviated from their funk roots. Their latest single “What Happened To Us?,” off their upcoming Love Hexagon EP, blends atmospheric synths with dynamic vocals. Thompson’s voice goes from low whispers to ecstatic screams to Mariah descants, all with effortless grace. The laid back groove is built on bubbling keyboard lines and a relaxed drum groove perfect for dancing or just kicking back. With a single this strong this early in the game, GL seems like a duo we want to keep our eyes on.
Love Hexagon will be released later this fall on Plastic World.