For those aware of Oxford- based collective Blessing Force, release of music proper from head honcho Andrew Mears, the mastermind behind Pet Moon, has been long and eagerly anticipated. After two years of silence from Mears (save for the appearance of a couple of demos on soundcloud), the announcement that the project's debut EP "Runner Heart" early next year is exciting news indeed.
Recently, Mears posted a complete version of his track "Hold the Divide" on Soundcloud and Facebook. The track carries both self- applied tags of "Progressive R'n'B" and "Multicore." Not sure what they are? Take it to mean a culmination of mildly cinematic synths, furiously hard- hitting drums, the kind of angular, 10- fingered guitar playing that characterized Mears' previous project Youthmovies and some gorgeous vocal harmonies and structures. Fans of Dirty Projectors and Yeasayer are likely to be won over, but that's not to say this rather lovely piece isn't more universal.
Download the track for free from SoundCloud, here: https://soundcloud.com/petmoon/hold-the-divide