The debut album Bilateral from modern jazz duo Re/ly demonstrates not only the technical skills of keyboardist and vocalist Bryn Bliska and drummer Jamie Fried, but their ear for original composition. The two met while playing in various jazz combos, funk bands and the school jazz band in college—and surprisingly, they also shared a love of unlocking the brain’s mysteries, and both ended up pursuing neuroscience. Soak up their future soul grooves, after the pared down arrangements and intricate rhythms draw you in. While their soothing cover of Drake’s “Hold On, We’re Going Home” is pure Xanax for the ears, it’s their original work, like the single “Other Deep,” that really shines.
Re/ly: Hold On, We’re Going Home (Drake cover)