I M U R Find Themselves 'Breathless'
When we recently happened across the genre-fusing 'future soul' of Canadian duo, I M U R, such was the seductive appeal of their 'eyes-over-the-horizon' musical vision that we quickly found our musical consciousness dissolving into the dreamy wonder of their eclectically progressive creative sensibility. With Mikey J Blige (live production/electric guitar) laying an intricately sophisticated and emotively resonant pathway for the jazzy, sultry sensitivity and intuitive self-possession of singer Jenny Lea's alluring vocal delivery to weave its way, the duo effortlessly conjured an aural world that was seemingly bound only by the collective limit of their artistic imaginations.
An intriguing blend of haunting vulnerability and primal sensuality, their musical amalgam of electronic, hip-hop, jazz, neo-soul and pop came with an ethereally fascinating charm all its own: from glitchy, electronica-inspired curios and celestially shimmering motifs, through to poignant guitar licks and wobbly synth pulses, their ever-morphing sound proved just as likely to tug at the heart-strings as it would hypnotize the sub-conscious. Returning ahead of the planned release of their album in June with a new track, 'Breathless', the duo again remind of just why they had us under their spell at first listen; opening with musing keys and a broody lick that are fused in the chorus with fuzzy, skittery electronic accents and a wobbly pulse, 'Breathless' finds Lea's sensual vocal phrasing offering a giddily intoxicated confession as to the irresistible tide of emotion that she finds herself awash in courtesy of the object of her affection.