UK singers and performers, SLICK DIVISION, deliver a strong electro-pop sound to their listeners. The brothers, Jonny and Josh, have been BBC Introducing favorites since 2016, captivating followers with their modern production and fresh pop vocals. Described as an edgier Years & Years, the duo takes influence from artists such as Nightly, Jeremy Zucker, and Loote. All their original material is written, mixed, and produced by the brothers themselves in their self-built home studio.
“Different Paradise” is their latest single that explores a lush electro-pop soundscape that blends in chill pop to create a stunning atmosphere for our ears. The lyrics are about someone you once loved moving on to a new and better place. Although they are leaving you, you are happy that they’ve found that the grass is greener elsewhere. And even though you might reminisce on better days, you know they’re moving onto a different paradise. The fresh-sounding instrumental blends string and percussive elements into a smoothly-paced bassline. Light synths and soaring vocals add extra depth at choice points in the track, developing more of the rolling sounds to match the message of the lyrics. Internally, you might feel conflicted about watching someone you love move on, but at the same time, your love for them leads you to be happy for them.
I know we’re in the dead of winter in the northern hemisphere right now, but I guarantee you’re going to want to add this song to your playlists for warmer weather. The strong theme of being young and free makes it the perfect addition to help you soak in that warmth.