A simple keyboard paired with lush percussion creates the ethereal “Suckling” from Philadelphia duo, Pattern Is Movement. The pair recently covered D’Angelo’s “Untitled (How Does It Feel)”, which seems fitting based on the soulful vocals they provide on their original track.
Beginning with nothing more than the sounds of rhythmic keys and echoing snaps, the song’s minimalism comes across as a new-age slow jam — like a significantly less sexual “Pony” for the selfie generation. The systematically off harmonic dissonance is a stimulating contrast to the whimsical instrumentation, even evoking the now Yeezus-shrouded memories of Bon Iver’s additions to My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.
Though the song can’t be strictly categorized into one specific genre, that’s its biggest success. Pattern Is Movement manages to mix it all together and create a smooth and sensual jam all their own.