Make Believe Melodies Logo

New UKO: “Spur”

The renewed interest — both domestically and internationally — in city pop has caused a lot of ripples across many genres of music, but it’s also at times distracted from artists whose music sounds good with or without Bubble-era ties. Singer/songwriter UKO definitely takes cues from the aforementioned style — just listen to those horn blurts — but newest song “Spur” stands out all on its own, removed from trends. It’s a gliding number, featuring splashes of guitar and a persistent beat surrounded by woozy electronics. From this fog machine mix comes a great hook, elastic and joyful. Listen above.