Ariza has been a busy bee this year. I implore you to gaze at his Spotify page and prepare to be dazzled by the sheer number of singles he’s released since 2018, as – if you’re anything like me – you’ll start to feel a bit bad about your own level of productivity. I still haven’t finished season 1 of GLOW yet. It’s been two months.
The Columbian born, LA-based artist returns with a new single in the name of the ironically-titled “Distracted”. Featuring Emily C. Browning and Why The Face, this little number is a mix of all things funky, jazzy and absolutely in need of being celebrated. You’ve got guitars noodling all over the gaffe, against upbeat chords of sunshine and synthesisers that seem to revel in their fluidity, concocting all manner of grooves and riffs that sink right into the hips. If you’re not dancing to this then there’s something wrong with you. What a tune this is.