Higher Ground (feat. Charli Taft)

Fresh off of web-spanning single “Foolish” which included a stay at #1 in the ‘Popular’ charts on the almighty blog aggregator Hype Machine, consistent play on Radio One and over 1.5 million Soundcloud plays; the Bristol based electronic duo of Adam Englefield and Jacob Manson, more readily accessible as Blonde are back with another single shot in the pop-house revolution, “Higher Ground”. Featuring an ethereal and soaring vocal top line from Liverpool singer/songwriter Charli Taft, “Higher Ground” arrives synchronously with the recent wave of warm weather stateside behind an early 90’s house backbone, sunny synth line and sleek R&B structural sensibility which all culminate to send its listener smack dab in the middle of a figurative sunny rooftop terrace. “Higher Ground” functions as the lead track from an impending EP of the same name due out August 10 through FFRR, and if its supporting tunes remain as pristine and full as Blonde’s last few original production entries, we think it may surely end up as one of those envious crossover records on multiple end-of-year lists in 2014. Blonde is currently getting prepared for a hectic slew of performances during festival season with sets scheduled at Creamfields, Bestival, Wireless and Glastonbury just to name a few, which for our U.K. and proper house fans should incite a little wave of musical euphoria as it did with us ninjas. So in anticipation, check out “Higher Ground” from Blonde above.

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