‘Better Places’ is the new one from Toyboy & Robin, and it’s right up our street. Deploying the same ear for a melody that made ‘Jaded’ one of our favourite dancefloor moments of 2013, ‘Better Places’ features the considerable falsetto vocal talents of Alex Adams. It also gives you the unmistakeable feeling that it’s going to be very big.
Like Clean Bandit’s chart-slaying ‘Rather Be’, ‘Better Places’ combines a 90s sensibility with a memorable pop hook and all manner of nostalgic summer vibes. It even has a guitar line that calls to mind the great Daryl Braithwaite – and we would be very surprised if it isn’t very soon providing the soundtrack to your summer. Toyboy & Robin release the ‘Better Places’ EP on Chase & Status’ MTA Records on 17th March, and you can expect very big things from them (and Mr. Adams) in 2014.