SoftSpot have peaked their heads above water following their sophomore album MASS with a standalone single called “Abalone.” And in true SoftSpot form the song was recorded in several different locations, namely an apartment in Bushwick and a walk-in closet in North Carolina.
Just like everything else the band has done thus far, the song has a whispered presence and a gentle touch. And yet for as familiar as it feels, the single is also one of the most fleshed-out ideas they’ve put to record. The full band suits Sarah’s vocals perfectly, elevating everything from the ethereal to the corporeal. “Abalone” is something we can feel and touch as its ectoplasmic strings slide effortlessly through our fingers.