January 1, 1970

Location: California

FFO: Yellow House, Faintlife

Label: Acrophase Records

With lounge jazz chords and an ascending guitar riff in its opening, you know that ‘Two Step’ by Ginger Root will be a terrific track even before the vocals kick in. The soulful chill of the singer contain traces of Jamiroquai, while the chorus has the bouncing bass of the likes of Ducktails and Vulfpeck. ‘Two Step’ is a track of two impacts; it’s structure and melody will appeal to your pop sensibilities, and the splicing together of various styles and changes in pace and key will make you admire Ginger Root’s own musicianship.