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J. PASTEL Charm With New Single ‘Senegal’

Bringing the tropical vibes right to your doorstep, Senegal is everything you could want and more from a summer track.

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In the summer of 2019, a musical collaboration was born in Chicago between producers Chase Durrett and Casey Bruce, and their joint creative vision took the form of j. pastel. Fast forward to just over a year, in late 2020, and the duo has released Senegal, their summery latest single that is the musical equivalent to a piña colada; chilled, tropical, and perfect for summer. The track is the lead single of their forthcoming debut EP, pencilled for release in January 2021.

Melding together smooth vocals, syncopated bass lines and magnetic guitar melodies, there’s hardly an element of Senegal that won’t make you immediately relax into the music and make you feel like you’re by the seaside. Drawing upon pop influence from the 80s to create a sound that is both refreshingly modern and murmurs with familiarity, j. pastel have taken on an appeal that will please a wide range of music tastes.

Sharing more on the lyrical inspiration for the track, the duo elaborates:

‘Senegal’ is a song about going to the ends of the earth to be with the person you love. It could be anywhere, but as long as you’re together it doesn’t matter.