TENDER – Design
North London duo TENDER are back in style with their latest single Design, which follows up Violence and it’s also taken from TENDER’s forthcoming EP III. Within this track, Dan Cobb and James Cullen have conveyed all the best aspects of modern R&B and synth-funk, creating a sensual melody marked by a winking bassline and disco-tinged beats. The alluring vocals perfectly melt with the haunting synth hooks, making me think of a smoother version of JUNGLE’s trademark sound.
Speaking to Consequence Of Sound, TENDER said: “Design is about being in a relationship so controlling, destructive and unhealthy that it’s tearing your normal life apart,” the duo explains to Consequence of Sound. “Despite knowing the eventual outcome you continue to indulge and ignore the signs because you’re so trapped in the moment.”
TENDER’s EP III is out November 4th via Partisan.