You might know Tessa Douwstra from indie-folk band Orlando or as a member of creative collective Wooden Saints, but with her latest soloproject Luwten she takes a step into a more electronic direction.
She’s a great songwriter as “Go Honey” and “Indifference” both illustrate. Songs that stay calm and minimal yet get into your head with their catchy melodies. Be sure to check out the band’s live performance when you get the chance, as the live versions of both songs are even better, bigger and more intense (almost post-rock like).
New single “Element of Surprise” has a nice subtle layer of synths and Tessa’s vocals which at times remind a bit of Feist.
Edit on 11 August: There’s a new track online, the dreamy “Pinball”