With Rüfüs Du Sol and Bob Moses’ headlining renowned festivals such as CRSSD and Lightning in a Bottle, the demand for indie electronic music combined with melodic vocals seems to be greater than ever. Best known for her work with legendary jamtronica band Lotus, Los Angeles based independent recording artist Oriel Poole has teamed up with UK based electronic producer Yarni on their poignant new single “Displaced.” Yarni and Oriel bring together their unique styles and backgrounds, resulting in a cutting-edge track that intersects genres such as experimental electronica, soulful house, and trip-hop. Blending organic field recordings with arpeggio layers and an old piano, Yarni creates a steady backbone for Oriel’s ethereal vocals. Yarni then layers in numerous panned takes before the final crescendo where the track doubles in time. Oriel’s vocal tone combines the soulful grit of Erykah Badu with the haunting mystery of Lana Del Rey, creating a seductive, otherworldly sound of her own. At its core, the song is about being displaced mentally from a difficult and uncomfortable experience. “Displaced” is about seeing the situation from a wider perspective and outsider’s vantage point in order to heal from the past.
Oriel quotes, “Seeing this displacement is an opportunity. It is from here I can heal, restore my power, and become unbewildered by the cards life has handed me. I am here to follow my heart’s compass and lead my life forward without fiction. Paving the way for new and more supportive relationships to come into my life, starting with the relationship to myself.” Oriel’s love shines through with her beautiful and melodic vocals, which are the perfect compliment to Yarni’s masterfully produced electronic beats. “Displaced” is out now on all major digital platforms.