Madison, WI’s Wes Doyle–aka Slow Loris–serves up some of the most impressively well crafted bedroom pop from the internet-ether on his new release Routine Glow. Although not terribly far removed sound-wise from last year’s Extra Colors, these songs feel more fully realized and swell with a rare confidence and swagger. Doyle no longer seems interested in dabbling with dizzy, one-off track experiments and instead presents a cohesive long player; equal parts exciting and chill.
Album closer and highlight “Madeline” showcases his full-form vision well. Much like last year’s “We Were Never Alone“, the track saunters through five minutes of introspective, lazy-afternoon walks where you realize everything will be alright. But here Doyle allows a rolling snowball chord progression and simple beat do most of the talking and trades-in slick pentatonics for a fully fledged solo. “Madeline” is a nice, self-actualized bedroom gem, but try not to forget the point. It’s all gonna be OK.
Slow Loris, “Madeline” (Routine Glow, Self-Released)
Words: Marc Picciolo
Download and stream all of Routine Glow, and pre-order the album on vinyl via Bandcamp.