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Son Step – Mai Lai Wah / Pink Knit

Philly-based band Son Step are back on the road with a two-song release that makes us recall why we loved so much the first works from Local Natives and Alt-J. Only the title-track though, Mai Lah Wah, will be featured on their new LP called Natural Majique, which will be out sometime in 2016.  The song shows a great taste in putting together multiple melodic layers and textures while soft vocals slowly wedge between the amazing percussions work, the same as it happens on the hypnotic mantra Pink Knit.

This is what bandleader Jon Coyle said about Mai Lai Wah to the guys over at The Key who premiered it: “This one is a pretty meaningful song for me, and I wrote it during a time when I was dealing with a lot of personal change. It’s about being present, and trying to find something lasting by embracing unpredictability. The title itself actually comes from the restaurant David’s Mai Lai Wah, a sweet open-late spot in Chinatown. When I first performed this tune, I went there after the show with some good friends of mine that came to play in town. Tasty food, solid tequila sunrises, and very good times. I guess this song kind of marks that memory for me”.

Listen below.

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