Los Angeles’ Ted West has released a new track, Bittersweet Descent. This effort is slinky, soulful, and builds off of the work of Placebo and Stabbing Westward. There is a dichotomy of electronic and windswept desert, a complexity that is given further depth with tribal drums and jazzy brass. At the center of the single are West’s vocals, dripping with charisma.
The ability of West to not only further the narrative of the track but to add detail to the harmonies achieved during Bittersweet Descent is unparalleled. There is a sense at the end of this cut that one has little information about where West will go on subsequent releases, but that follow-up efforts to Bittersweet Descent will be just as intriguing.