There’s this thing that Stay+ do that, I guess, could be called their signature. It’s a pulse of what sounds like a rush of air at a high frequency being reversed and it appears in most, if not all of their songs. That sort of repetition works without being annoying because the sound is just ambient enough to be sonic wallpaper. It’s essential, but it’s not the focal point and it goes a long way in helping them carve out a lane amidst a whole lot of artists that also happen to make melancholy electronic music for nights so long they’re actually late mornings. “Dandelion” is possibly their cleanest effort yet, and another inch toward sublime pop music.
Stream: Stay+, “Dandelion”