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New Tenma Tenma: “Yakou”

Few activities are more fulfilling personally than wandering around aimlessly at night, with a bunch of heavy thoughts on your mind. And that’s the vibe coming through on Tenma Tenma’s “Yakou,” a tipsy electronic number that feels temporarily content with itself. While the music itself goes a long way to both being flat-out enjoyable (that melody!), the detail that keeps me hitting repeat is how he pitches his vocals around, turning them into a lower-tuned stumble in the verse, giving “Yakou” a giddy, intoxicated edge. It’s that feeling of a number always close to spilling over on itself — but always holding itself together — that works so well. Listen above.