Northern Irish electro pop duo New Portals have released their anticipated third single ‘Skyline’ accompanied by a chromatic and kitsch video featuring some of New York’s most iconic and archetypal attractions. As though designed to soundtrack a balmy Brooklyn afternoon, this track has an uncomplicated charm with an Oh Wonder style duet delivery through its stirring verse structures.
It is Ruth’s infantile and amiable vocal that shines amongst a wash of production elements and enlivening percussion. Its arrangement is fairly unsteady with near spoken word narration before sparse piano keys open as wide as the aforementioned skyline. Mikey’s brooding tones offer a juxtaposing depth to the ethereal lightness of the major hook.