Someone/Anyone — Harry Osbourne (songwriter, vocalist and production), Poppy Prescott (vocals), Dan McConkey (saxophone) and a rotating cast of talented, local players — is an emerging Hastings, East Sussex, UK-based act that pairs organic instrumentation with electronic production — meshing art pop, alt pop, jazz and rock into a seamless whole. And since their formation, they’ve opened for the likes of Rat Boy and Kid Kapichi.
The rising British act’s latest single “Less Life” is a strutting bit of Brand New Heavies-like soul centered around Prescott’s gorgeous and effortlessly soulful vocals, shimmering guitars, a sinuous bass line, boom bap-like beats, brooding strings and McConkey’s expressive sax solo. But at the core of the song is a familiar, aching a longing to continue a relationship that’s seemingly on the brink.
The recently released video is shot in a cinematic black and white off the English coast but splits off to follow a man wandering around in a lovestruck daze.