To kick off the beginning of a sun drenched springtime week, a video exclusive is always nice and Portuguese electro-pop duo Best Youth have given us just that opportunity. Best Youth – moniker of Catarina Salinas and Ed Rocha Gonçalves – first came to my attention with the electro pop slow jam ‘Melt’, a love song that seduces you from the outset with breathy vocals and synths that hit just the right side of sleazy.
Having delved into some of their other Soundcloud offerings, it seems that Best Youth have been working together for the last 4 years, and are about to release their debut LP Highway Moon. The slick video below for ‘Mirrorball’ will be the 2nd single taken from the duo’s LP, and it is a funkier, harder edged track than ‘Melt’. Catarina’s vocals maintain a breathy, seductive husk across a deep bass heavy beat. It is slightly moodier than some of their tracks and the video matches that, but the duo always maintain a soulful feel that keeps you moving as you listen.
For more from Best Youth, you can get Highway Moon here.