GET INTO THIS | Singles Club #180

Eli Smart - Melanie

The romantic tale of Eli Smart takes another favourable turn through his latest output: a seductive slacker effort drenched in sunlight.

The talented, Hawaiian youngster came to Liverpool to hone his craft, and his progress is evident already. On Melanie, Smart combines woozy chords, a strutting bass and DeMarco-esque vocals as he takes the helm and plays every instrument himself.

While he’s out to prove his worth, Smart demonstrates here that he doesn’t want to try too hard, allowing an effortlessness to settle like dust over his compositions: loose, free and easy, and a another breezy step in the right direction.

- Get Into This, UK | Singles Club #180 | 8.7.18