Discovery: Refs

Refs are an American electro R&B duo whose new sad banger Run caught my ear.

By Graeme Smith

Run is characterised by driving electro beats and smooth, mournful vocals (supplied by Chance The Rapper collaborator Rich Saunders). The combo makes it an infinitely compelling and pleasurable track to listen to, but what really stood out for me are the perceptive moments in the lyrics. A particularly strong moment comes when Rich declares “even the words you write down are written down just for now.”

Listening to Run, I was reminded a little of local heroes The Howl & The Hum and their track Until I Found A Rose. You can check out the track below.