Australian sensation Elypsis, whose past work possesses the sophistication and simple beauty of a songwriter far beyond his years, continues to awe our global audience with each new offering. Having recently collaborated with veteran songwriter and vocalist Arielle Maren on the ineffably soulful and timeless single "Always Be," Elypsis now treats us to another beautiful vocal cut, "I Won't Let Go." Featuring the soothing and effortlessly beautiful vocals of Elypsis' frequent collaborator Mandy Reign, this soothing deep house single is paired with the atmospheric and moody B-side "Adrift At Sea."
Beginning with a full verse from Mandy Reign, "I Won't Let Go" offers listeners a lush and romantic soundscape from its earliest moments. Behind the vocals, delicate deep house percussion and harmonious synth lines reinforce the sentimental, after-hours vibes. In the main breakdown, we are met by the titular vocal hook, as well as one of the most memorable lines of the song: "So if you help me to find my way and overcome my darkest days, I promise you I'll never let you go."
One immediately experiences a darker, more brooding energy from "Adrift At Sea," the B-side of Elypsis' new EP. A bell-tinged theme and a captivating vocal effect, both of which appear throughout the tune, float above a deliciously resonant groove. The suspenseful buildup of these elements ultimately leads to a heartbreaking new theme: an extended guitar solo, which drips with the loneliness and despair of a sailor lost at sea.