Californian Greg Griffin has missed the boat with his Lofty Heights project somewhat. Debut single ‘Eye Contact’ is a golden slice of summery folk-pop, but with September rumbling on, summer’s time has gone.
It’s unfortunately scheduled, but that doesn’t stop it being one of the feel-good tracks of the year. Griffin’s vocals are honeyed and sweet without being sickly, and the “weeeee-wooooooo” backing noises don’t get irritating, as you might expect them to.
‘Eye Contact’ clocks in just over the three minute mark, pretty much perfect length for a short, sharp pop song, but you can’t help but wonder if the track’s appeal might become dimmed as the nights draw in and the days are filled with drizzle.It would be a shame though. ‘Eye Contact’ is a glorious start, and Griffin is certainly worth keeping an eye on.
This review was written for Muso's Guide.