On “Always Forever,” young London trio Vondelpark deftly infuse indie pop with ethereal R&B, drawing on a wide array of influences. Think Arthur Russell and Sade visiting Bon Iver at his cabin for a session. Vondelpark’s eclectically-sourced sound is matched by their visuals. The video fades between newlyweds having their first awkward photos taken in front of a setting sun and a CGI-babe taking a lustrous dip in the sea. Oddly, this juxtaposition compliments the quixotic melody, leaving us more enthralled by the love of the young couple than the video game-inspired siren. The band’s first full-length album, Seabed, is out now on R&S Records.
Vondelpark: Always Forever