- The release of her debut album last year, coupled with a hectic tour schedule, has meant that the past 12 months have been Maya Jane Coles' quietest in the studio since she broke onto the scene in 2010. What she has released—a fabric mix and an EP with the folk duo GAPS—has been satisfactory at best, lacking her trademark groovy magic. Her latest outing, though, recaptures some form for the Londoner, who returns to Mobilee for the first time in three and a half years with a charismatic three-tracker.
Having all but relinquished control of the mic on Comfort, Coles calls on another guest vocalist on the EP's title cut. Möggli, who has previously worked with Marc Romboy and Shlomi Aber, is a compelling singer, and her aching, high-pitched delivery complements Coles' simple palette of shimmering synths and ping-pong melodies. It's catchy and will slot comfortably into her catalogue of easily digestible club hits. "I Would Fly" is just as easy to swallow, constructing a cosy tech house roller from samples of a child's voice and twinkling pads. "Will I Make It Home Tonight" wraps things up with a slice of classic Coles. Returning to the mic, she repeats the track's creepy title over smoky synths and a swollen bassline. Like all her best records, it's equal parts eerie and funky.
A1 From The Dark feat. Moggli
B1 I Would Fly
B2 Will I Make It Home Tonight