By Rami Abou-Sabe
Featuring emotive vocals from Sophie Simmons, “Home” is the opening track off Yellow Claw‘s danceable Los Amsterdam, out today (Mar. 31). Chugging guitars, wide-set reverb, and a laid-back feel dominate the standout song.
The Amsterdam DJ duo make a bold move kicking off their highly anticipated full-length with such a downtempo tune. There’s no drop, no monster synths, no aggressive white-noise sweeps… none of the stereotypical dance-pop cliches that have plagued radio releases for years. Instead, Yellow Claw allow Simmons’ breathy vocals to carry the melodic tune.
Set over a bed of ’80s nostalgia, Simmons’ refrain of “Tell me a story, make up the pieces / Tell me what you want me to do / Move in closer, I’m sick of the distance / Tell me what you want me to do / ‘Cause I’m here for you,” is especially poignant.
We’re sure the song will be remixed into club-hell oblivion before long, but for now enjoy this little piece of pop perfection.