The recent experience of Vanese Smith as half of GuSHee seems to have infected her solo project. Vanese has found new strength on Pursuit Grooves, her “hi-tech soul” project. She reinforces the soulful part of her songs, which unite lyrics rooted in the African-American tradition with galactic electronica and astral broken beats. As a first advance of her upcoming album on Tectonic, here are the narcotic sounds of “Peace Talks”. If Georgia Anne Muldrau would be produced by an early James Blake, this is what it would sound like. “Frantically Hopeful” will be in stores on 13th June. We can’t wait.