Rarely does modern music earn the badge of timeless, but LA-based singer-songwriter BEL continues building a catalog deserving of that title. Today, she’s unleashed a pair of delightful tracks in “mason jar / wanna be” that, together, form a thematic exploration of the rural and urban environments that inevitably seep into one another in her personality and career.
Occupying a unique intersection of indie, folk and pop, both songs epitomize the skill and guile with which BEL so consistently writes and performs. Between the big, sprawling chorus in “mason jar” (produced by Tyler Thompson of girlhouse) and the clever wordplay in “wanna be” (produced by Bantug), these tunes boast impressive dynamism while remaining cohesive.
If it wasn’t already clear, this new release demonstrates just how special BEL really is, so make sure you’re getting familiar.