Dutch neo-soul quartet Dragonfruit are bringing the vibes heavy this month. Fresh off a gig at Amsterdam’s legendary Paradiso, the group are also celebrating the release of their brand new Honeymoon Phase EP. The five track effort rocks back and forth from genre to genre, with a center of gravity that is resolute, yet joyful. What wouldn’t sound out of place in rotation with Dua Lipa nor Sylvan Esso is a perfect combination of electro, indie, and funk, undeniably made consummate by van der Vlugt’s vocal prowess. While not wholly revolutionary, Honeymoon Phase feels like a perfectly tuned iteration of a sound that’s been rippling through left-of-mainstream indie since the mid-to-late-2010s, and clearly isn’t going away anytime soon. Whether discotheque tiles or festival fields are the venue, Dragonfruit is well-equipped with Honeymoon Phase, a record that should serve listeners well as summer rolls in.
Words by Andy Gorel
Photos by Jantina Talsma
“Space Traveler tells a story of someone who suffers from escapism so bad they escape to the galaxies. The song was written together with L.A based songwriters Daniel Davila and Cooper Bell, with the latter one featuring on the track itself as Hudson.”
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