‘Familiar Stranger’ marks as Arcaves first and also incredibly exciting release of this year. In current times where the radio waves are stacked with clean, polished pop tracks what Arcaves deliver is a slick and refreshing blend of soul, pop, trip-hop and indie-rock. Flourishing distinct pop references from 90s records while honing in modern influences, the track’s bouncy guitar rhythms, colourful basslines and simmering vocal harmonies all take centre-stage.
Kicking into this year after being dubbed ‘Sound of 2017’ by BBC Introducing Essex from Ollie WB who has been championing the band from the very beginning. The band have also gain heavy support from the likes from Huw Stephens (Radio 1) and Music Week in the past few years.
Complimenting the single, the cinematic video follows a story between two lovers who rival each other in a dance audition. The video takes a journey between their emotions and careers.
Stream the magnificent video for ‘Familiar Stranger’ below