Soft Spot, “King Porus”

J. Edward Keyes

By J. Edward Keyes

on 03.03.14 in Listen to This

At first, Bushwick’s Soft Spot seem like another in the longer-by-the-day line of Kate Bush-revering atmospheric pop bands. But about halfway through the ethereal “King Porus,” the mood changes. The song stalls as if the film is caught in the projector, a stuttering freeze-frame that lasts for nearly a minute before the song emerges the other side stronger, more driving, more aerodynamic, racing triumphantly toward its ecstatic conclusion.