John Pena (formerly of reverb-drenched outfit Beach Fossils) is back with his new project, Heavenly Beat. ‘Hurting’, taken from his debut effort ‘Talent’ shows that Pena’s influences now lie with soft electronic acts such as the Pet Shop Boys and the new wave of Scandinavian synth-pop. The track itself is a smooth and flawlessly-produced slice of ethereal pop, showcasing Pena’s fragile half-whispered vocals to perfection. Definitely one to look out for in the near future, ‘Talent’ is out now.

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