It’s difficult to know where to start with Bas Jan’s debut single because, like the piece of technology it’s named after, it can lead you down all sorts of paths unexpectedly before arriving at its eventual destination. The latest project of English singer and harpist Serafina Steer – also featuring Sarah Anderson and Jenny Moore – the group venture off into the bizarre realms that fellow pop oddballs OLD and Peluche like to traverse into but somehow seem to veer even further off the road.
Of course, this just makes ‘Sat Nav’ all the more intriguing. It’s a pop song alright, but not as you know it. Ethereal vocals are present, as is a driving piano line and rhythm section, but then things take a turn as a guitar squall demands your attention. Its twists and turns will leave you breathless, but it’s all worth it for a track that doesn’t hold back on ideas and ingenuity.
Listen to ‘Sat Nav’ below.