On the Soundcloud post for “Break,” the only description given from these British pop champions is “let’s slow down.” That’s about all you need to know before jumping into what is just one more in Kero Kero Bonito’s so-far flawless streak of stunning, head-pounding, ear-worming pop hits. Behind the track is one very simple piece of advice that should be heeded by everyone these days: chill out for a damn second. “Life is a race, that’s what they say, so time-out and look around” commands Sarah Midori Perry.
At a first glance KKB appears like a SOPHIE-esque take on white dudes using a female J-pop lead to draw attention to themselves, but Perry’s fluid songwriting and playful attitude is really what makes or breaks the tune, pulling you in and putting a palm in your face at the same time. Take a break from the Facebook statuses, take a break from the thinkpieces, take a break, have a drink, and find pure bliss in Perry’s words. “It’s like there’s not much better than nothing at all.” “Break” is nothing short of a pop masterpiece.