J. F. July – Cruel

London-via-Manchester art-pop multi-instrumentalist J. F. July has already dropped the follow up single to his recently-released debut EP One. Built around multi-layered loop pedal patterns and tainted with sparse electronic percussions, prickly rhodes chords, icy synths and hazy vocal lines, Cruel is a slow-burning jam that draws inspiration from the likes of Låpsley and James Blake. It’s a song pervaded by a melancholic vibe, reflected in lyrics that faces the feeling of being a twenty-something kid living in London, nostalgic of those old love relationships experienced when he was a seventeen-year-old kid in Manchester. Listen below.