16mins – “They Will”

Uncomplicated grace is Beijing band 16mins’ most distinguishing quality, and their debut single “They Will” is a good example of this. Warm reverb soaks Robin Liu’s minimal guitar lines. Layers of syrupy, echoing pianos lurk beneath the surface. But Sindy Jiao’s voice is the centerpiece, pushing through the gauziness and swirling reverb to add some sweetness to the song’s somber melodies. “Waking up / getting old / in this silver morning.” “They Will” entwines themes of getting older and anxieties about the future with natural images of the sun rising and hair growing longer.

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