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Viking's Choice: Shay Roselip, 'Sorted World'

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The stars shine over Big Sur and the ocean has receded, but the night sky just begins to open up as cosmic waves beg for cosmic riders. With a gentle voice that glides on warm synths, California's Shay Roselip makes music for surfing the spaceways.

"Sorted World" comes from his debut album, Ever Present Calm, which was produced by Vetiver's Jeremy Harris. It features electric guitars arpeggiated to the moon and back, the softest of soft-rock snare hits, and Roselip's whisper-sweet tenor, which asks, "How do you make a clear distinction between past and present lives on this mote of stardust?" It's easy to get lost in these easy-on-the-ears eight minutes, but it feels as if "Sorted World" could last forever.

Ever Present Calm comes out Feb. 19 on Gnome Life.

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