Beth//James

Falling

Texas Platters

After helping soundtrack Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman with 2017's "Lion Eyes," tender folk duo Mikaela Beth Kahn and Jordan James Burchill deliver effortlessly interlocking duets on a second EP. In polite synth, ethereal guitar, and light piano, the two singers craft scaled-back pop Americana with a comfortingly light touch. Sweet melodies don't always fit the lyrical mood – deflated egos ("Wasted on Sundays") and disenchantment ("Blurry"). Still, the three songs are crystal-clear in sonic intention, and that's refreshing.

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