‘The Shore’ may be Brighton-based dream-pop outfit CIEL‘s first single but it will stay with you for hours, days, weeks.
They are successors to many of the finest stylistic stalwarts in their field with this single channelling a surprising emotional triumph. It’s perfectly timed key change leads you to a level of happiness that I can only remember experienced from the discovery of some of my most devoted artists as a teen.
There’s an optimism and skewed sadness at the same time here which makes it so exquisite. This is the start of an assured legacy and one of the most perfect debuts I have heard.