The Oslo-based artist marks his 2018 return with a song that is gorgeously seductive, dangerously hypnotic and smooth as velvet itself.
Jakob Ogawa made a bit of a name for himself last year, signing to Playground Music and then going on to support the likes of Metronomy and warm up the crowd at Lollapallooza Argentina to name but a few of his massive live debuts. With his latest offering, the wondrous "Velvet Light", it looks like his journey isn't about to slow down anytime soon.
"Velvet Light" has a sultry attitude and is bathed in dimmed-down bedroom lights. The opening synths feel a little bit trashy and sordid, like elevator music in a motel that you probably shouldn't be in but it only adds to the feeling of restless desire that lies at the heart of the song.
At only 20 years old, this is a fully formed piece of work that has some Connan Mockasin-style oddness to it, but ultimately seems to act as a very seductive tease for what is to come later this year.