Listen to SIGHS’ Painfully Pretty “Easy To Forget”

Jayson Greene

By Jayson Greene

on 06.17.14 in News

The London dream-pop trio SIGHS sound as wispy as their name, at least at first. M. Wilson’s voice has all the density and presence of lace netting, and the sound is as air-whipped as a bowl of meringue. But the band cuts slyly into their own airiness with some calculated sourness: “You know I’m not easy to love/But I’m easy to forget,” M. Wilson sings on the chorus. It’s these dark notes that deepen SIGHS, and that make “Easy To Forget” linger: “You asked me what I’d do to try to earn your respect/But I wasn’t really listening, I just nodded me head,” Wilson sings. The band mixes in some furtive flecks of other genres, as well—some Northern soul horns deep in the mix, some spacey kraut-rock synths spiraling overhead. The result is both easy to love and hard to forget; their EP is available for pre-order on Bandcamp right now.