Peluché have made their own term for the type of music they make: “trip jam”. It’s a perfect description for their unique sound, a blend of jazz, hip hop, soul, pop, psychedelia and even Latin music into their own distinctive blend. It’s a genre they all but perfected on their EP of last year, ‘Utopia Village’, but on their latest single – the first on their own label Big Teddy Records – they push the concept to its furthest reaches.
‘Scared After All (Touch My Body)’ is effortlessly smooth, featuring wooden, clipped percussive elements and reverberating, snapping riffs that form a foundation for vocals that are airy, soaring and sultry at the same time. Through a combination of brass and synth, it steadily blossoms into life, eventually leading to an explosive climax where each element, once delicately placed, collide and bristle against each over as the emotion that’s simmered under the surface bursts forth. It takes the sound that Peluché have already crafted and takes it to exotic, dizzying new heights.