Sometimes shyness is a blessing; not quite a Lykke Li lyric but Lucas Zavala can vouch for its truth.
Oh So Quiet started out as a solo project for Zavala but the Argentine-born singer was too shy to sing some of his songs, so enlisted his sister, Malena, to fill in.
It proved to be a masterstroke. The combination of Malena’s cooing vocal - bringing to mind Scandinavian favourites Broken Twin and Alice Boman - with the quintet’s gentle nods to their Latin routes creates a gorgeous, atmospheric outing, which builds into a hazy slice of acoustic indie; the perfect soundtrack to this seeming transition from spring to summer.
”You just kept on drinking / kept on drinking” she repeats in a blissfully laidback moment of juxtaposition that proves increasingly eerie as her accompaniment fades away to the rattle of dusk-like insects.
Streaming below at Best Fit, “Rain At Night” has never sounded so sweet.
“Rain At Night” is taken from Oh So Quiet’s debut EP released 4 May on Yucatan Records, followed-by a headline show at London's The Waiting Room on 6 May - details here.