South London trio, Ski Lift, have waited a while to release new material, their last being their debut single ‘Comfortable Here’ back in 2019. Thankfully there will be no need to wait so long again as ‘Portal’ is the first of three tracks to be released this year from the band.
Originally Ski Lift started life in Wales and the new single ‘Portal’ is a twist between a love song to nature and a peace-making process for the band’s new hometown of Croydon, they explore the vibrant energy of the welsh fields and the peace and solitude of a bustling city which is the new home for Ski Lift. It is a fun free loving record which has a spiky flowing style about it, for only a second release ‘Portal’ is very polished and radio friendly and this is a credit to the ability that Ski Lift possess. An energy radiates from every beat and you have a sense of being caught up in the indie pace, vocally there’s a cheeky youthful enthusiasm which pushes the lyrics on in an adrenaline rush. At the same time you can tell through the lyrics of the push and pull of the meaning of the bands words of their own current story.
Written By Kess Anthony